Tottenham vs Arsenal: prediction for the English Premier League match
Overall, Tottenham's season has been good. Antonio Conte's men failed to qualify for the Conference League playoffs, though the reason for that was not their performance - the team was heavily hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced them to forfeit their final group game.
The team reached the semifinal of the League Cup, where they lost to Chelsea. Their FA Cup campaign ended in the round of 16, when the Spurs suffered a defeat to the Championship residents Middlesbrough (0:1).
The Lilywhites are currently positioned 5th in the Premier League table with 60 goals, 62 points, four points behind Arsenal. After a home victory over Leicester (3:1), the Spurs drew against Liverpool (1:1).
Tanganga, Skipp, Reguillon, and Doherty have been ruled out of this fixture.
Arsenal did not participate in the European competition this season, which allowed them to focus on the Premier League and domestic cups. Their performances, however, have been contentious.
In the League Cup,the Gunners also made it to the semifinals, where they lost to Liverpool. But Arsenal's first match in the FA Cup ended in defeat to Nottingham Forest (0:1).
Mikel Arteta's side is fourth on the log with 66 points from 21 wins and three draws. The Gunners have scored 56 goals since the start of the season. Following a dip in form in early April, Arsenal went on a four-game winning streak. In their last two matches, they beat West Ham (2:1) and Leeds United (2:1).
Tierney and Partey are out injured, and White and Saka are doubtful for the match.
The visitors have not tied in the last 15 games.
In 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the hosts.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
The two principled rivals are fighting for a top-4 finish and a ticket to the Champions League. Even though Arsenal are currently four points ahead of Tottenham, this will be a close race. In head-to-head matches, both sides usually give it their all, so goals are likely on both ends of the pitch.
Our prediction — both to score
Both sides have recorded few draws this season, but we think that a tie is a likely outcome in this fixture. The teams are on equal footing and emotionally charged, but in a way, a draw would satisfy both parties.
Second bet — draw