Arsenal vs. Tottenham: Premier League – Match Preview

The first North London derby of the season takes place on Saturday as Arsenal host Tottenham.

The Gunners were beaten 3-1 away at Manchester City before the international break leaving them outside the top four.

Kevin de Bruyne was again superb for City, who opened the scoring in a comfortable win for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Tottenham edged past Crystal Palace at Wembley, winning 1-0 thanks to Heung Min Son’s winner.

Palace could easily have scored first, however Wilfried Zaha missed a glorious chance for the visitors.

Premier League form: Arsenal W3 D0 L2; Tottenham W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers
Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette 6 goals
Tottenham – Harry Kane 8 goals

Match history
The meeting last year finished 1-1, the third consecutive draw between the pair at the Emirates.

Mauricio Pochettino is yet to lose a North London derby in the Premier League, winning two and drawing four.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 0 – 30/04/17
Arsenal 1 Tottenham 1 – 06/11/16
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 2 – 05/03/16
Arsenal 1 Tottenham 1 – 08/11/15
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1 – 07/02/15

Both teams to score – 8/15 with Bet 365

Team news
Olivier Giroud picked up a thigh injury when away with France and is ruled out here.

Laurent Koscielny will overcome a virus to start in the back three for the Gunners here.

Hugo Lloris and Dele both missed the win over Crystal Palace, however will return for the derby.

Spurs are set to be without Toby Alderweireld though, meaning Eric Dier will start in a back three.

Expected starting XI’s
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez; Lacazette
Tottenham (3-5-2): Lloris; Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen; Trippier, Eriksen, Dembele, Dele, Rose; Son, Kane

Predictions

Result: Tottenham (15/8 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 1-2 (11/1 with Sky Bet)

Anytime Goalscorer: Dele (12/5 with Betfair)

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