Arsenal will play against their bitter city rivals Tottenham this Sunday afternoon in what is the hottest EPL duel of the fourth round. It is a match which neutrals will enjoy in and fans of both teams will be desperate for their team to win.
Stats are on Arsenal’s Side
Tottenham’s last away victory in the EPL against Arsenal came in 2010. This means that, when it comes to league matches, Arsenal rarely loses against their bitter North London rivals at home.
Arsenal’s overall home form is another factor which goes in the Gunners’ favour ahead of this match. Last season, they won 14 of their 19 home matches and only lost 2.
Finally, it is also worth mentioning that Spurs have been quite bad in their recent away matches. They haven’t recorded a victory away from home in 7 consecutive EPL matches. What’s more, they lost 6 of those matches and have been without an away win since January.
Those six consecutive away defeats from last season definitely show a pattern in Spurs’ performances. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been one of the best teams in England and Europe in the past few years, but since the turn of 2019 they no longer seem like a side pulling in one direction.
Pundits think that this might be the end of a cycle at Spurs and that last year’s Champions League final appearance was actually their last hoorah. That final push also looks like it has drained the team and manager emotionally and mentally and the atmosphere in the Spurs dressing room is definitely not what it used to be. Their poor performance against Newcastle and subsequent 0-1 defeat was a prime example of that.
Arsenal to Win in Style
That’s why it is only logical to back the Gunners to win here. What’s more, we feel that due to their much higher levels of motivation and the match being a local derby, they will give their best to obliterate Spurs and send a message to the rest of the league.
Backing Arsenal to win comes with odds of 2.40 and backing 1/1 in the HT/FT market comes with even better odds of 3.80.