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Sunday July 12th Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Betting Pick

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It’s North London Derby time for Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal betting on Sunday. It’s one of the best rivalries in the Premier League and a matchup that has been extremely close as of late. There have been 6 draws between these squads the last 11 times they’ve met. Tottenham has the win advantage 3-2 over that span.

Oddsmakers are calling another toss-up for Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal betting as they’ve made each side a +165 odds to win. Another draw pays out at +235 and the total is set at 2.5 goals. Let’s see how the teams break down:

Arsenal In Line for Huge Win Sunday?

There’s nothing the Gunners would like more than to win the inaugural North London Derby over their rivals in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Arsenal has been playing capable enough to do just that as they have gone 3-0-1 in their last 4 EPL games after dropping the first two after the restart.

Not having the usual rabid fan base in attendance also helps Mikel Arteta’s team in Tottenham vs Arsenal betting. The Spurs have won two straight at home, but have also dropped games to Chelsea, Liverpool, and the Wolves at their new stadium – and that was with fans in attendance.

Arsenal has been able to find the back of the net lately while also keeping their opponents at bay. The Gunners had posted three straight clean slates over Southampton, Norwich City, and Wolverton before a 1-1 draw to 4th place Leicester City on Tuesday. Arsenal has a 9-1 goal differential over that span.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal betting
Aubameyang provides a nice counter on offense for Arsenal on Sunday.

Tottenham Offense Struggling?

The Spurs have gone 2-1-2 in the EPL since returning from the Coronavirus pandemic. Not a bad stretch as they sit in 10th place in the table but over the last three games the Tottenham offense has been held in check. That includes a 1-3 loss to Sheffield, a 1-0 win over Everton (that came on an own goal from the Toffees), and a 0-0 draw with Bournemouth.

Was Tottenham’s draw vs. Bournemouth on Thursday a result of looking ahead to this game? Was it because the Spurs were on the road where they’ve struggled all season? Or was it because this team is just mediocre? When you’re 10th place Tottenham trying to scratch your way into Europa qualifying you don’t draw 0-0 to 18th place Bournemouth who looked destined to relegation.

Either way, stars like Harry Kane seem to step up under the lights of Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal betting having scored 10 goals against the Gunners. Arsenal has an offensive counterstrike of their own however as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 2nd in the EPL with 20 goals. It’s hard to expect a high scoring affair though as Tottenham has been very ‘blah’ on the attack as of late.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Betting Pick

Tottenham has gone 3-0-2 in their last five at home vs Arsenal but that was also with fans in attendance in one of the most intense meetings in the EPL. Jose Mourinho may be happy that there is no crowd as Spurs fans aren’t exactly happy with the underachieving coach. It’s always tough to go on the road in the North London Derby, but Arsenal has looked great since switching to a 3-4-3 after consecutive defeats post-lockdown. Got to like the Gunners here 2-1.
Pick: Arsenal +165
Pick: Over 2.5

 

 

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Carl Taylor

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