By News Team
10th July 2020
The Premier League continues this weekend, with one match set to take centre stage on Sunday, as local rivals Spurs and Arsenal battle it out for a chance to finish among the European positions.
We preview the best of the weekend’s action.
Both sides eager to impress in north London derby
Arsenal will head to Spurs on Sunday the more confident of the two sides and are 17/10 for the win. Despite a shaky performance against Brighton a few weeks back, Arsenal have looked in fine form of late, and this week in particular has been a highlight for Mikel Arteta’s side.
Wolves were put to the sword last Saturday, with Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette both netting to the pleasure of their manager. The Gunners followed that up with a fine performance at home to Leicester, who were at sixes and sevens for much of the first half.
Arsenal might have been three or four goals to the good at half-time, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike was all that separated the two sides and a resurgent second-half showing from the visitors, coupled with Eddie Nketiah’s red card, let the Foxes back into the match, who eventually claimed a draw through Jamie Vardy’s late goal.
Spurs, meanwhile, have found things going a little tougher, though they do head into Sunday’s game as the 8/5 favourites for the three points.
The 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United last weekend was a big dent to Spurs’ European chances while their 1-0 win at Everton in midweek did not see them at their full-flowing best, with a deflected Giovani Lo Celso strike being all that separated the two sides. They followed that up with a 0-0 draw at struggling Bournemouth on Thursday.
It’s a must win for both teams on Sunday. With local bragging rights on the line, expect tensions to be running high and things to remain fairly tight. Both teams to score and the match to end in a draw is 3/1.
Sheffield United to trouble Chelsea?
Sheffield United are looking back to their best with victories against Spurs and Wolves, either side of a draw at Burnley, Chris Wilder’s side look to have finally brushed away their troubles.
They’ll face a Chelsea side who are the 4/7 favourites on Saturday and are in the ascendency, with two consecutive victories and a chance to cement their Champions League credentials for the next season over the next few fixtures.
However, only two sides have conceded fewer goals at home than the Blades this season, in Liverpool and Manchester City. Chelsea will need to lean on the form of Christian Pulisic and Willian to cut through a defiant defence if they have any chance of leaving Bramall Lane with all three points.
Wolves to bounce back?
It’s been a tough week for Wolves, who have lost recently to two of their rivals pushing for European places in Arsenal and Sheffield United. Had those results have gone the other way, they would be sitting comfortably in the top four.
Their next task is Everton, who have shown form recently, but lost to Spurs in midweek. It was a game to forget for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, and it’ll be a tough ask to see the Toffees finish the season in a European position. They are 3/1 to bag a victory on Sunday.
Despite the dip in form, Wolves have it all to play for, and after Everton’s lacklustre performances in midweek, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side could get back to winnings ways at 21/20.