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Spurs to edge out north London rivals

Spurs to edge out north London rivals

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The second north London derby of the season takes place on Sunday with both Tottenham and Arsenal having plenty to play for at White Hart Lane.

Second-placed Spurs won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Wednesday to maintain their title hopes, while the sixth place Gunners beat Leicester by the same score to prolong their chances of a top-four finish.

Tottenham go into the game having won their last 12 at home and are 5/6 to extend that run and continue their bid to hunt down leaders Chelsea.

They have also scored at least twice in 11 of those matches, while Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been winning at both half time and full time in their last five at home and that outcome is 33/20.

Christian Eriksen was the match winner at Selhurst Park and having also provided two assists at the weekend, is sure to be involved again.

The Dane is 7/4 to score at anytime and will be looking to provide ammunition for Harry Kane. The England man has an excellent record against the Gunners, netting five in the last four league meetings between these sides and is 6/5 to score first of last.

Arsenal have endured a mixed campaign and despite winning their last two in the league and reaching the FA Cup final, remain unconvincing in their play.

They do have games in hand though and their record suggests they could still make it into the top four.

Arsene Wenger is likely to restore both Rob Holding and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after missing the 1-0 win over Leicester and the Frenchman will be hoping his three-man defence can continue to stand strong.

Danny Welbeck could be handed a start due to his superior mobility to Olivier Giroud and is a decent 9/4 to score at anytime.

The last three meetings between these sides have ended in draws at that outcome is 29/10, while a repeat of the 2-2 these two played out last season is 12/1.

Both have scored in the last six meetings between these sides and goals on both sides is 10/19 and it could be another entertaining encounter.

Despite Arsenal’s recent improvement, Tottenham’s form looks hard to ignore and a home win with both to score at 19/10 could well be the bet here, with Spurs to triumph 2-1 8/1.

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