Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal – Betting Review

 

Match Summary

Thanks to a commanding first period, runaway leaders Arsenal moved eight points clear at the Premier League summit with a deserved win over bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Mikel Arteta masterminded a perfect first-half display where his men eased into a 0-2 lead. Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris indeed made a schoolboy-like mistake on the crucial opening goal, but the away team always looked stronger and merited their first victory in Tottenham since 2014.

Seeds of doubt were planted early when Tottenham was caught out in possession in their own third, forcing Hugo Lloris to deny Eddie Nketiah from close range.

There would be no such reprieve moments later though, as the goalkeeper produced another blunder as he spilled Saka’s cross into his net.

Except for Son shooting right at Ramsdale when in a great position, Antonio Conte and his team had no answer for the pressure his team was facing.

Martin Ødegaard’s effort from range beat the French keeper again to make it 0-2.  Arsenal dominated and worked danger even when ahead. Outside of the goals Thomas Partey had a shot that cannoned off the woodwork too.

Spurs needed another rousing second-half performance and although they improved dramatically, it was clear the opponent sat back and stopped attacking with the same ambition.

Sessegnon and Harry Kane had big openings but again, Aaron Ramsdale stood firm and as a result, was given the man of the match.

After a strong Spurs opening to the second period, Arsenal regained control and ought to have put the game to bed when Granit Xhaka slotted in Nketiah, but Lloris stood firm to deny him and make some amends for the earlier gift.

The Gunners dealt well with the pressure and the home fans never really believed in a comeback on this occasion. Arsenal comfortably saw out the final stages to secure a huge victory. Fair score 1-2.

 

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Arsenal was completely justified as favourites and killed the game well before halftime before sitting back in the second 45 minutes. The backers of the visiting club won @ 2.25 and would have felt comfortable even before the opening goal.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. Arsenal once more cruised to a full and clear victory on this handicap. Playing more like they should have given away a -1 and not a -0.25 start to Spurs who they outclassed and outbattled. That said, Spurs missed a couple of scoring chances, but always when chasing the game. Arsenal -0.25 won @ 1.94 and Spurs +0.25 backers would have been throwing away their betting slips at halftime.

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which was set at 2.75. The Over looked well set to win after Arsenal scored twice early on, but then due to good keeping plus the woodwork, the 3rd goal never came. Under 2.75 was the winner @ 1.89. In terms of approach, Arsenal seemed content to sit on the 0-2 in the second half which Spurs had more of the play but never looked capable of making a full comeback.  The match merited 3 goals but a full over 2.75 win was doomed when Arsenal decided to sit back and defend, which they did very well.