Tottenham vs Arsenal Match Preview and Predictions

The north London derby is undoubtedly the biggest game of the weekend which will see 2,000 Tottenham supporters attend the match.


Spurs start the game as clear favourites having lost just one of their 10 games this season which has put them top of the table on goal difference from champions Liverpool.

The Gunners, meanwhile, have made their worst start to a Premier League season after losing half of their games to leave them in 14th place, although they are just five points off fourth spot.

Match information

When is it? Sunday December 6th

What time is kick-off? 16:30

Where is it being held? Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Who is the referee? Martin Atkinson

Tottenham vs Arsenal Betting Tips

Here are our best Tottenham vs Arsenal predictions and we have other markets available for the north London derby.

The lowdown

Tottenham joined Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League with a 3-3 draw at LASK Link on Thursday after which Jose Mourinho accused some of his players of lacking motivation in the group stage of the competition.

Son Heung-min and Pierre-Emile Hojberg were the only players to escape a tongue-lashing from the Spurs boss following the 3-3 draw in Austria which extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions.

The big talking point ahead of the game is the fitness of skipper Harry Kane who missed Thursday’s match with an unspecified injury, although Mourinho provided an upbeat assessment of the striker’s chances of facing their arch rivals.

He said: “I believe he’s going to be fit. I’m not sure, he’s on treatment. But I could be now doing some bluff or trying to pretend that he’s in big trouble. He’s not in big trouble. I believe he’s going to play.”

Kane has scored in four of the last five north London derbies so his presence will be crucial to the hopes of Tottenham, who have won four and drawn two of the last six home games against Arsenal.

Spurs clearly have the upper hand as things stand so a home win at close to evens kicks off our north London derby preview.

Tottenham to win19/20

First goalscorer tips

Kane is the 31/10 favourite to get the ball rolling but with doubts surrounding his fitness we prefer to look elsewhere for our first goalscorer tips and think Son fits the bill at 9/2.

The South Korea striker scored a breakaway goal to put Spurs 2-1 ahead in Austria and bagged the equaliser in a 2-1 win against Arsenal in last season’s fixture.

Son also broke the deadlock in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup almost exactly two years ago and with the praise of his manager ringing in his ears he can put Spurs ahead on Sunday.

Son Heung-min to score first9/2

Anytime goalscorer tips

The Gunners scored their first goal from open play in six games in the 2-1 home defeat by Wolves, so we’re looking at another Spurs player for our anytime goalscorer tips and Serge Aurier catches the eye at a juicy 13/1.

The Ivory Coast defender has a habit of making marauding runs down the right flank which has already produced one goal this season, in the 6-1 victory at Manchester United.

Aurier takes 1.3 shots per game and we suspect he could get one or two opportunities against an Arsenal team looking over their shoulder.

Serge Aurier to score anytime13/1

Where the game will be won or lost

Arsenal will have to improve in attack if they are to cause a 14/5 upset by defeating a Spurs team that have kept three successive clean sheets, two of which came against Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Gunners have failed to score in four of their last six matches and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, joint winner of the 2018-19 Golden Boot, has found the net just twice this season.

Their expected goal total in attack is the sixth worst in the Premier League, with winless Sheffield United having a higher total, so Mikel Arteta clearly has work to do to get Arsenal climbing the table.

Son to outscore the opposition at 9/2 looks good value considering Arsenal’s problems up front, but derbies have a habit of defying expectation and so our next tip is for Tottenham to win and over 1.5 cards at 47/20.

Two Spurs players were booked in each of their previous two games, but in last season’s matches against Arsenal their players received five and four yellow cards, so the white heat of a derby clearly brings out their aggressive nature.

Finally, we fancy at least two goals in the first half at 7/4 which was the case in both derbies last season and in three of their last four.

Only three of their 10 games would have paid out in this market in the current campaign but with fans back in the stadium we suspect Mourinho’s men could have an extra spring in their step.

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