Premier League betting – Arsenal vs Spurs
Arsenal vs Spurs betting preview
Arsenal Form: WWWLWW League Position: 2nd
The Gunners are top of the form table at the moment after winning 5 of their last 6 league matches, moving them up to second place in the Premier League. Only two points behind leaders Chelsea, with the ability to temporarily go top when they face Tottenham on Saturday lunchtime. Captain Cesc Fabregas is back in action after his recent injury and is a good price at 15/2 with BetFred to open the scoring on the day. Whilst Arsenal go into the North London Derby, odds on favourites and best priced at 4/6 with Victor Chandler, after not losing at home to Tottenham since 1993. Young midfielder Jack Wilshere is fighting a fitness race after missing out of the England Match in midweek and Arsene Wenger is still without Manuel Almunia, Abou Diaby, Aaron Ramsey and Thomas Vermalaelen.
Tottenham Form: WDLLDW League Position: 7th
While spurs have been making a fantastic start to life in the Champions League, their domestic form has been very indifferent. Having won just two of their last 6 games and slipping up in recent weeks against Bolton and Sunderland, they have fallen to 7th in the league. While scoring goals has not been a problem for Tottenham this season, they have conceded more than one a game which will be worrying when going up against the league’s second top scorers. Welsh winger Gareth Bale has been a revelation this season and is a standout bet at 23/5 with Bwin to score at any time. Harry Redknapp was been boosted in the week by the return to full training of Jermain Defoe, although midfielder Tom Huddlestone has been ruled out until February with an ankle injury. Spurs could also be without Aaron Lennon, Ledley King and Robbie Keane who are all doubts.
Match Prediction: Arsenal 2- 1 Best Priced at 7/1 with William Hill
Arsenal have all the momentum going into the big Derby clash at the weekend and with the added incentive of being able to take top spot in the league, should take all three points. Taking that into account a three nil home win, which was the result in the corresponding fixture last season looks great value at 15/1 with UniBet. However, the Derby nature of the fixture does tend to throw the form book out of the window, and there have been some cracking games between the two in the past. While both defences have been shaky this season, it means a more sensible bet would be a 2-1 Arsenal win which will give a good return at 8/1 with William Hill.
By Sam Markham
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