Arsenal vs Tottenham – Saturday 18th November 2017 – 12:30 - Sky Sports Football

Arsenal are 7/5 with Alexandre Lacazette at 9/2 to score first.

Arsenal face Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in a huge North London derby to kick-start the weekend.

The Gunners come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat away against Manchester City, a match that proves Arsenal still have a long way to go.

Kevin De Bruyne (19) opened the scoring for the Sky Blues, with the Belgian continuing his excellent form this season.

Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 from the penalty spot (50), with Raheem Sterling blatantly fouled in the box, a decision that riled Arsene Wenger.

Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for the Gunners, with the Frenchman making it 2-1 with a low drive (65).

Gabriel de Jesus completed a fine afternoons work for City (74), with the Brazillian making it 3-1 to Pep Guardiola's side.

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Success Needed

Arsenal have had a tough start to the season, the defeat against City is their fourth of this season and widens the gap between them to 12 points.

They have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six matches, the defeat against City their only defeat in their last six.

The Gunners find themselves in sixth place, dropping below Liverpool on goal difference.

Arsenal face a Tottenham side who are full of confidence after beating Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley recently.

Gunners Favourites

Wenger's side come into this match as favourites, despite their form and current Premier League position.

This will be a tough match, with a defeat for Arsenal pushing them further behind their title rivals.

Arsenal will be looking for their first win in five matches against Tottenham.

Successful Start

Tottenham come into this match in excellent form, securing a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace in their last match.

Heung-Min Son scored the only goal of the game (64), settling a tight tie in favour of Pochettino's men.

Spurs dominated possession and shots off target but Palace were more clinical, converting 3 of their 11 shots on target.

It's a win that keeps Spurs in third place, level on points with Manchester United who are in second.


Win Needed

Tottenham have enjoyed a great start to the season, they have been able to compete in both the Premier League and Champions League.

They have tasted defeat twice this season, with Manchester United the most recent to beat them.

They find themselves in 3rd position, with a total of 23 points from their opening 11 matches.

A win against the Gunners would be another feather in the cap of Pochettino, whos side have finished runners up the last two seasons.

Spurs Underdogs

Mauricio Pochettino's side come into this match as the underdogs, despite their excellent form.

Tottenham will be looking to secure a vital three points in this fixture, bragging rights are at stake.

They will be looking for their third win in seven matches against Arsenal.

Tottenham are 9/5 with Harry Kane at 100/30 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Kane to score first @ 100/30

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 10/1


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