Arsenal vs Tottenham best bets – The derby that’s always a classic
Tottenham Hotspur make the short trip across north London to the Emirates this Saturday lunchtime for what is recognised as one of the fiercest local rivalries worldwide, and this will be the first selection I make on the Betfred Goals Galore coupon this Saturday, for reasons I’ll explain…
We have been treated to some spectacular clashes between these two teams over the years, with both Arsenal and Tottenham coming from two goals down to win at the Emirates, while the White Hart Lane version has witnessed a 3-3 thriller – and that’s just in the last couple of seasons!
Given Tottenham’s inability to keep a clean sheet this season (they’ve failed in their last seven games in all competitions) and Arsenal’s confidence crisis, it would be no surprise to see another rollercoaster ride of a match which, although hard to predict an outright winner, should be a great recipe for goals.
Andre Villas Boas is having difficulty getting his team used to his style of play with the use of just one striker, but that hasn’t stopped them from performing strongly on away days.
Nine points from five games on the road so far this term can be considered a great return, as their only losses were at Premier League champions Manchester City (2-1) last weekend and at Newcastle (2-1) back in August.
Arsene Wenger’s troops are yet to recover from the loss of talismanic striker Robin van Persie, and while Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski are beginning to settle into life in north London and weighing in with a few goals, it’s the traditionally sound Gunners’ defence that looks extremely vulnerable this season, and could be exploited by pace and trickery of Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon.
Back to the bet I’m advising – both teams to score. The last six league meetings have yielded 3-0, 2-1, 2-3, 3-3, 2-1 and 5-2 results, and I’m completely confident that we’ll see another glut of goals on Saturday lunchtime.
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