Arsenal and Tottenham face off in the first London derby of the season on Sunday afternoon. The two sides have started the 2021/22 season in patchy form, and they will be targeting maximum points at the Emirates this weekend. This Premier League grudge match kicks off at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, and it will be broadcast on Sky Sports.
Arsenal endured a poor start to their Premier League season, losing their first three matches without conceding. But the Gunners have recovered and have recorded consecutive 1-0 wins against Norwich and Burnley to get off the mark. Spurs were top of the Premier League before the international break after winning 1-0 in their first three matches. However, their impressive early form has dipped, and they have lost 3-0 in their last two. Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka returns for Arsenal after a three-match suspension. Defender Kieran Tierney is also back in contention after being subbed off with injury against Burnley. Spurs duo Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon are doubtful, but Lucas Moura will be back in contention.
The matchwinner market for the North London derby will return plenty of value this weekend. Firstly, the matchwinner odds show a slight edge for Arsenal. The Gunners have won their last two matches and have won three of their last five at the Emirates in all competitions. A win for the Gunners will return plenty of value, with Mansion Bet returning 7/5. A Spurs win seems less likely this weekend. Tottenham have lost their last two Premier League matches, and they are inconsistent away, winning just two of their last seven. SBK will provide the best odds for an away win at 23/10. Our tip this weekend, however, is to expect a tense encounter at the Emirates. Both sides will want to avoid defeat, and Arsenal will want to extend their unbeaten run. The Gunners are also winless in five of the last six North London derbies, and Mansion Bet will return excellent odds at 47/20 for a draw.
Backing up a matchwinner bet with both teams to score wager is a good way to bolster your earnings. Clean sheets are rare in the North London derby, with just two of the last seven ending with a win to nil for either side. BTTS no is unlikely this weekend, but there are good returns in this market and Boylesports are offering 11/10 for a clean sheet in the match. Arsenal and Spurs have leaked a lot of goals recently. The Gunners have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven of their last 10, and Spurs have conceded in their last three matches. Our tip this weekend is to go with BTTS yes. Mansion Bet have the best offer here at 10/11 odds.
Arsenal scored their first Premier League goals of the season in recent matches. Spurs have some standout goal scorers in their ranks so there is decent value in the anytime goalscorer market. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored the Gunner’s first goal of the Premier League season against Norwich last weekend. The Gabon striker also scored a hat-trick against West Brom in the EFL Cup in August. Sky Bet will provide the best value for Aubameyang to score against Spurs this weekend with odds of 9/5. There is also decent value on choosing Spurs’ talisman Harry Kane as an anytime goal scorer. The England captain has scored 11 goals in 15 North London derbies, and Unibet are offering 37/20 odds for him to score this weekend. However, our tip this weekend is to go with Son Heung-Min to score anytime. Son returns from injury and scored two goals in his first four matches before receiving an injury. There is good value on backing the South Korean forward at odds of 5/2 provided by Sporting Index.
Arsenal vs Tottenham is one of the biggest Premier League fixtures during the season. Both sides will be gunning for a win on Sunday in a bid to kick-start their respective seasons. If you are wagering on the North London derby this weekend, please make sure you are gambling responsibly. It’s important that you enjoy the match first and foremost and that you take enjoyment from any wagers placed. Please be aware that our tips always intend to show good value among leading bookmakers rather than absolute winners in certain markets. For more detail on bookmaker’s available free bets, please check out our homepage for up-to-date, great value betting offers.