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Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips: Gunners can seal top-four spot in north London derby

| 09.05.2022

Preview, odds and Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips

Thursday’s north London derby has added significance with both clubs chasing a top-four spot.

The Gunners would secure Champions League football for the first time since 2017 with victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which is available at 5/2 and they are 2/5 to finish in the top four.

Spurs are the 21/20 favourites to win and get within a point of their rivals so let’s look at the main talking points and odds to help with our Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips.

Tottenham v Arsenal form

Arsenal moved four points clear of Tottenham on Sunday when Eddie Nketiah struck twice in the first 10 minutes to secure a nervy 2-1 victory over 10-man Leeds, who had Luke Ayling sent off for a two-footed challenge less than half an hour into the game.

That was a fourth successive victory for the Gunners, all of which involved goals at both ends, an option which can be backed at 24/5.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is excited by the prospect of delivering a Champions League berth having been bottom of the table when they lost their first three games of the season against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City without scoring.

He said: “We are going to go for that match with the same enthusiasm that we always do but knowing that this can be a defining moment. It can be another layer of motivation for us to really go for it. I can’t wait for the game.

“We have earned the right to play that game in that context. We started the season with nine or 10 players out and playing the best two teams in Europe.”

Hopefully, there should be plenty of goals and with six of Arsenal’s last seven matches involving three or more they can be backed at 21/5 to win that way or both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is evens.

Tottenham’s defensive tactics were criticised by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp following Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Anfield, although he later admitted his comments were “wrong” and that he “could not respect Antonio Conte more and what he is doing and how he organises teams”.

Although Spurs ended the Reds’ 12-game winning run at Anfield, the Italian certainly won’t be parking the bus on Thursday when only a win will suffice to keep their top-four bid alive.

Spurs have drawn just once at home all season and although that outcome appears unlikely, a share of the spoils can be backed at 5/2.

Twelve of their 15 home games since September have produced three goals or more which is 8/11, and it’s 9/5 on at least four, but Spurs to win and over 2.5 match goals is available at 21/10.

Both teams scored in the first half in three of Spurs’ past seven home games and with an open game in store, that certainly looks an interesting option at 13/4.

Spurs to win or draw, both teams to score in the second half and over 2.5 goals in the match at 7/2 certainly catches the eye as a #GetAPrice option as one of our Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips.

Tottenham v Arsenal head to head

Arsenal won the reverse fixture 3-1 thanks to three goals inside the first 35 minutes, but Spurs are a much better outfit under Conte than when Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge.

Incredibly, the away team has not won the north London derby in the last 15 Premier League meetings which adds to the feeling that this could be Tottenham’s night.

Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Tottenham, Premier League partnerships

Spurs have come out on top in this fixture in four of the past five contests, all of which involved three goals or fewer and they are 2/1 to win that way.

In-form forward Son Heung-min became the fifth Spurs player to score 20 goals in the Premier League on Saturday and is 6/4 to have two or more shots on target.

Tottenham v Arsenal team news

Spurs came through Saturday’s game unscathed and are likely to line up in 3-4-3 formation with Harry Kane spearheading the attack flanked by Son and Dejan Kulusevski.

Ryan Sessegnon and Emerson Royal will operate as wing-backs with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur providing the protection in midfield.

Ben White has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but could return to the heart of Arsenal’s defence, although Rob Holding has proved to be a dependable deputy.

Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney remain on the sidelines, but Mohamed Elneny has been superb alongside Granit Xhaka.

Goalscorer odds

Son has scored three goals in his last two games and opened the scoring at Anfield, so we go 16/5 on the South Korean breaking the deadlock as he did in last season’s fixture or 6/5 just to score as he did at the Emirates in September.

Kane has scored just once in his past seven appearances and is 7/2 and 13/10 in the two options, while Kulusevki is 8/1 and 3/1.

Nketiah scored doubles against Chelsea and Leeds, and is 14/1 to bag at least two goals, but is 5/1 to draw first blood or 2/1 to get on the scoresheet in our Tottenham v Arsenal betting tips.

Bukayo Saka has scored 11 Premier League goals this season, one of which came against Spurs, and is 7/1 and 13/5 in the two markets, while winger Gabriel Martinelli is 9/1 and 7/2.

Martin Odegaard scored Arsenal’s equaliser in a 2-1 victory at the Emirates last season and is 4/1 in the anytime market.

Match Info

Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

When: 19:45, Thursday 12th May

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner