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King of Stats: All the numbers as Arsenal prepare to host Tottenham

| 15.11.2012

The North London derby has been one of the most exciting games in the Premier League calendar in recent seasons, with a 5-2, 3-3 and 4-4 among the thrillers witnessed.

Some punters will therefore expect another high-scoring encounter at the Emirates and the King of Stats has hopefully thrown out some other possibilities that punters can expect.

17 – There have been more draws in North London derbies than any other fixture in Premier League history. It is 13/5 that Arsenal draw with Tottenham for the 18th time since the induction of the Premier League.

4 – The deadlock has been broken in the first 10 minutes of four of the last six encounters between the London rivals. 12/5 is the price that the first goal at the Emirates arrives in the same period.

6 – Both teams have scored in the last six meetings between these two in all competitions and at least three goals have been netted on each occasion. With Arsenal conceding 12 goals in their last four games and Spurs without an away clean sheet all season, 8/15 is a fair price that both teams score again here.

9 – Emmanuel Adebayor is one of just a handful of players to turn out for Arsenal and Tottenham in the history of the Premier League and is prolific at scoring in the derby, with nine goals in 11 appearances. He is not guaranteed to start here, but 5/2 is solid value that he is on target in the 90 minutes.

4 – Tottenham have gone into half-time in front in four of their five Premier League away games so far this season. Therefore, 11/4 looks a big price that Spurs lead at the break at the Emirates.

3 – Stretching back into last season, Arsenal have scored two goals or more in just three of their last eight Premier League fixtures at home. It is 11/10 that Arsenal score less than 1.5 goals against Tottenham.

8 – Tottenham have tended to enjoy November in the last three seasons, winning eight of their 11 games in the month. Andre Villas-Boas has failed to keep up this record with two defeats from two in November this year, but it is 13/5 that Spurs return to winning ways against Arsenal.

5 – There have been five penalties in the last five North London derbies, with Tottenham receiving three in four league games. This could also help them register victory at 13/2.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.