Posted on November 15, 2017 by ADMIN

Early Betting News for Arsenal v Tottenham on Saturday

Obviously the big match this weekend is the famous North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates, and this year’s version is set to be even more important than usual. The Gunners have the home advantage but surprisingly earlier this week in the 888Sport Arsenal v Tottenham betting odds both sides were equally priced at around 7/5.

But as we have gotten closer to the game, the money seems to be favouring a win for the Gunners, as they have been brought down to 13/10 favourites – while the high-flying Spurs side have gone out to 15/8. Considering the recent form of both sides this seems to be a short price on the home win in my mind.

But if yoou prefer to look at recent head-to-head history between the sides, you will find that the last three meetings between these rivals at the Emirates have all ended as 1-1 draws. What are the odds on that happening once again? Well the draw price is 49/20 but the exact 1-1 scoreline with 888Sport is a much more generous 23/4 and is probably worth a bet.

The importance of this fixture to both sides cannot be over-estimated with this being one of the oldest rivalries in English football, but this season, with the Lilywhites already 4 points ahead of Arsenal in the League table, the Gunners can’t afford to let their rivals open up a bigger gap, while Arsene Wenger’s side will be desperate to move back into contention for a Top Four finish by taking all 3 points. Last season, Tottenham finished above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years and Wenger can’t afford them to get too far ahead in the title race again this season.

The international break hasn’t been kind to Arsenal, with Olivier Giroud being a major doubt, although he would probably only have started on the bench anyway. But more worrying is the other news from the French camp that Laurent Koscielny has had a recurrence of his ongoing achilles problem. If the Gunners top defender misses the match the free-scoring Harry Kane could get much more space in the Arsenal penalty box. His record of 6 goals against Arsenal in his 6 games against them is very worrying for the home side.

The biggest injury worries for Spurs are the fact that both their first choice goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm have been out of action for a while, and with Arsenal probably lining up with Lacazette and Alexis in the front line my most likely bet for this game would be a draw with both sides to score. This is priced at 16/5 at the moment.

I am desperately hoping for an Arsenal win but it is difficult to be confident right now….

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14 thoughts on “Early Betting News for Arsenal v Tottenham on Saturday

  1. georgie b

    The presenter is shouting “This 3-3 draw has been one of the best NLD ever”.
    That works for me! COYG.

  2. Sue

    Cech is going to have a busy afternoon, no doubt Kane will score like he always does then we’ll have to listen to ‘Harry Kane he’s one of our own’ ☹
    I just hope the team are up for it, just give us fans something to smile about…. bragging rights!! COYG

  3. Plankton

    Off Topic:
    Michael Oliver should NOT be officiating our game against Spurs. I won’t watch the game cause he’s bound to give one of our players a red card. He’s been doing so like its no ones business not to mention penalties. I’m beginning to think that he’s taking over Mike Deans job of doing so against my Arsenal Fc that he so despises for the most part of his pathetic years on planet earth.
    Bring back Mark Clattenburg!

    1. Salmonella

      It’s Mike Dean mate!!!!
      Even worse
      A penalty to the Spuds is almost guaranteed. Worst case scenario we might end up with 10 men!

          1. tristan

            last time he refereed an arsenal match i seem to recall him giving us favourable decisions, appeared afraid of the backlash after the anti-dean petition. or was that a dream i had.?(i am on strong medication atm)

            1. Kenny Rolfe

              There’s a few people on this forum who think we’re all dreaming tristan when it comes to referees giving us bad decisions

      1. Kenny Rolfe

        Dean and Oliver wouldn’t give us bad decisions and those that think so are losers according to some people who post regular on this forum

  4. GB

    All this talk about the ref is just getting your excuses in early and yes Tristan, Mr Dean was “good” to us last time he refereed us.
    Anyway I’m hoping for a front three of Welbz, Laca and Alexis with Giroud and Walcott to come off the bench if needed. COYG.

  5. jon fox

    Once I read the awful word “gotten” in this post , I could not be bothered reading further. I am British and use British words.

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