By Anis Bazza
17th December 2018
Arsenal host North London rivals Tottenham at the Emirates stadium for the second time in nine days as the sides face off to reach the January semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. The Gunners came out on top last time but our predictions and betting tips are backing a result for Spurs.
Arsenal vs Tottenham: odds and predictions
Arsenal bet as marginal favourites with their odds picked at 6/4 for the victory whilst the William Hill traders have priced up Tottenham at 17/10 for the victory.
A sharing of the spoils of war bets at 5/2 but our Arsenal vs Tottenham predictions reckon Mauricio Pochettino’s men will reach the Carabao Cup semi-finals for the second consecutive season.
The North London derby is reignited on Wednesday just days after Arsenal dispatched Tottenham 4-2 with a heroic second half showing. Goals from Lucas Torriera, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang – all past the 55′ minute – secured a vital win for Unai Emery and his Gunners.
Until they scored the third goal I think the game was even, after that we started to pay
Tottenham have since beaten Southampton, Leicester City, Burnley as well as recording a famous draw with Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Arsenal – who now sit 5 points behind Spurs – drew with Manchester United, beat Huddersfield but then lost to relegation favourites Southampton.
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Arsenal vs Tottenham: match betting: predicted score and goalscorer tips
Predicted score: Tottenham to win 1-0, odds betting at a 10/1 pick.
While Arsenal have won seven of their previous 13 League Cup meetings with Tottenham, the first instalment of our Arsenal vs Tottenham predictions is forecasting a swing in the pendulum towards an away Carabao Cup quarter-final win for Spurs.
Unai Emery’s side could be undone by the defensive frailty in their back four, all too evident in their manic 3-2 defeat to the Saints at the weekend. Shkodran Mustafi played recklessly, Granit Xhaka lacked spatial awareness, and Bernd Leno – much like many of his counterparts in the Premier League recently – was devoid of the decisiveness needed inbetween the sticks.
What’s more is the fact that the Gunners have just one clean sheet in their last 10 league games.
Given Spurs’s attacking prowess, combined with the stringent defence that has seen them keep four clean sheets in their eight matches, Arsenal could very well be expelled from a competition they haven’t won since 1993.
The second instalment of our Arsenal vs Tottenham predictions sees us back an enhanced odds bet that was 10/3 but has now been boosted by our traders to 3/1.
Following on from our Tottenham to win betting projection, we fancy Harry Kane to get among the pigeons when he visits the Emirates. England’s number nine bagged a penalty in that fixture and currently boasts 13 goals in all competitions.
Kane hasn’t scored in three games for Spurs but with a healthy average of 3.1 shots per game in the Premier League, it’s only a matter of time before he does. And at enticing odds of 3/1, this jumbo enhanced bet should be well worth your consideration.
Arsenal vs Tottenham predictions: Opta Stats
- Following Arsenal’s win against Spurs in the league meeting between them at the start of December, they’re looking to beat their rivals twice in the same calendar month for the first time since March 1987.
- Arsenal are looking to reach the League Cup semi-finals in consecutive seasons for the first time since a run of three between 2005-06 and 2007-08.
- Tottenham are looking to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2014-15, when they eventually lost the final to Chelsea.
- Arsenal have won their last six League Cup home games, though just two of these have been against fellow Premier League opposition.
- Among players at clubs still in the competition, no-one has more assists in the League Cup this season than Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi (2).
- Tottenham striker Harry Kane hasn’t played in a League Cup match since September 2015, when Spurs lost 1-2 at home to Arsenal thanks to a Mathieu Flamini brace.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.