Tottenham Hotspur gear up for the battle of London when they play Arsenal this weekend. Mikel Arteta and his team host their rivals in their first meeting of the season. It took several weeks before the Gunners found their footing, losing their first three games of the season before securing two wins against Norwich City and Burnley, respectively. Meanwhile, it’s almost the complete opposite for the Spurs after the club started out with three straight wins and is now holding onto a two-game losing streak.
It’s going to be interesting to see how both teams fare, and NitroBetting completes the experience with this comprehensive preview. Below, you will find event details, team and player statistics, lineups, and the latest odds. Moreover, we put together timely betting trends and expert betting predictions that help you find the best possible picks. Be sure to check out for this and more sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021 EPL Game Info
- When: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11:30 AM ET
- Where: Emirates Stadium, London, England
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: BBC Radio 5 live
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
- Soccer Odds: Tottenham (+235) / Arsenal (+117) / Draw (+225)
Why is Arsenal a safe bet to win?
Arsenal went through a three-game losing streak before building momentum. Their run included scoreless games against Brentford, Chelsea, and Manchester City. But since then, the club recovered well and now gets a shot at extending their winning streak to 3 games.
The Gunners’ win against Burnley featured 13 shots and 3 shots on target. Arsenal had the majority of the possession at 55% while maintaining good ball rotation. By the end of the game, they were ahead of their opponents by over 100. New signing Martin Ødegaard scored the only goal for the team. The Norwegian hit a beautiful free-kick and beat Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the 30th minute. From there on, it was a deadlock as both teams failed to convert any more scoring opportunities.
There are no injury issues for Arsenal this time around, save for Mohamed Eleny, who is not part of the first-team lineup. Apart from that, the Gunners have a healthy squad to choose from and there’s no question that Arteta plays his strongest starting XI against their rivals.
- GK: Aaron Ramsdale
- RB: Takehiro Tomiyasu
- CB: Gabriel Magalhaes
- CB: Ben White
- LB: Kieran Tierney/li>
- CM: Martin Odegaard
- CM: Albert Sambi Lokonga
- CM: Emile Smith Rowe
- RW: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- ST: Alexandre Lacazette
- LW: Bukayo Saka
Why is Tottenham a safe bet to win?
The Spurs try to return to winning ways, but this matchup is nothing but a challenge to Nuno Espírito Santo and his squad. After starting the season in perfect form, collecting three wins in the process, they lost momentum and conceded two league games after that. This puts the team under more pressure and requires immediate action. That being said, there’s no better way to bounce back than a North London derby victory.
In their most recent Premier League match against Chelsea, they were held back to 8 shots and only 2 shots on target. Although they fought well for possession, it was an off night for Tottenham.
As for their lineup, Tottenham Hotspur has several players on their injury list. Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn are two pivotal attackers that are likely to miss the derby. Although we might see both players come off the bench, we expect them to be on limited playing time. Nonetheless, the return of Son Heung-min is good news for the team. The 29-year-old forward gives the Spurs’ offense more sting, and he might find the back of the net in this game.
- GK: Hugo Lloris
- RB: Japhet Tanganga
- CB: Cristian Romero
- CB: Eric Dier
- LB: Sergio Reguilon
- CDM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
- CDM: Harry Winks
- CAM: Dele Alli
- RM: Bryan Gil
- ST: Harry Kane
- LM: Son Heung-min
Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021 EPL Betting Trends
- Arsenal is 2-0-3 in their last 5 games.
- Arsenal scored 2 goals in their last 5 games.
- Arsenal conceded 9 goals in their last 5 games.
- Tottenham is 3-0-2 in their last 5 games.
- Tottenham scored 5 goals in their last 5 games.
- Tottenham conceded 6 goals in their last 5 games.
Arsenal vs. Tottenham Betting Prediction
Chelsea turned into an impressive squad with Thomas Tuchel at the helm and will look to impose their presence in the Premier League this season. With the addition of Romelu Lukaku to the squad this year, the Cityzens have a formidable challenger in front of them. Nevertheless, despite facing several problems in their season, Manchester City is perfectly capable of holding its own. Ultimately, this is a derby you wouldn’t want to miss.
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