Tottenham vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

The first North London derby of the season takes place on Sunday as league leaders Tottenham entertain an Arsenal side that have struggled so far.

Spurs earned a decent 0-0 draw away at Chelsea last time out, in a game of very few chances.

They also progressed in the Europa League; however Jose Mourinho was critical of the side following a 3-3 draw away at LASK.

Arsenal were beaten for the fifth time in 11 league matches as they lost 2-1 at home to Wolves last Sunday.

They secured a fifth win in the Europa League though as they eased past Rapid Vienna.

Premier League form: Tottenham W4 D1 L0; Arsenal W1 D1 L3
Premier League top scorers
Tottenham – Heung Min Son 9 goals
Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette 3 goals

Match history
Arsenal have a poor recent record away to their biggest rivals and their last league win there came back in 2014.

Spurs took four points off Arsenal last term, including a 2-1 win at home, with Toby Alderweireld scoring a late winner.

Last five Premier League meetings
Tottenham 2 Arsenal 1 – 12/07/20
Arsenal 2 Tottenham 2 – 01/09/19
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 1 – 02/03/19
Arsenal 4 Tottenham 2 – 02/12/18
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 0 – 10/02/18

Team news
Harry Kane is expected to overcome a minor injury, however Hugo Lloris appears more of a risk for the hosts.

Toby Alderweireld returned to training in the week and a late call will be made on the defender.

Nicolas Pepe will serve the second of a three game ban and Arsenal could also be without Thomas Partey and David Luiz.

It’s unclear what formation the Gunners will use, however a defensive mindset is expected.

Expected starting XI’s
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Hart; Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko; Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son; Kane
Arsenal (4-3-3): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Ceballos, Elneny; Willian, Aubameyang, Saka

Predictions

Result: Tottenham
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last five home meetings against the Gunners

Correct Score: 2-0
Spurs have conceded just once in their last five league games, whilst Arsenal have scored just twice in their last six

Anytime Goalscorer: Harry Kane
Harry Kane has scored 10 goals in 12 matches against Arsenal

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