Our prediction for this Premier League match:
There will be fireworks when Tottenham and Arsenal face each other in the North London derby on Sunday afternoon. Spurs have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team rolling over Crystal Palace 4-0 in the Premier League, while eliminating Portsmouth in the FA Cup last 64, and they must be high on confidence ahead of the local derby. Harry Kane, who scored the winner against the Pompey, should keep his place up front, while fellow striker Richarlison is rated doubtful for the match. Lucas Moura remains in the recovery room, whereas Rodrigo Bentancur faces race against clock to be fit for the game.
The Gunners, on the other hand, faced no difficulties in the FA Cup triumph (3-0) over Oxford United, and they are now on a quest to return to winning ways in the Premier League. Man City are breathing down their neck, but beating Spurs at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.