Arsenal vs Tottenham HotspurEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Sep 24, 2023, Emirates Stadium
NORTH LONDON rivals Arsenal and Tottenham go toe-to-toe in a mouth-watering Premier League encounter at the Emirates on Sunday.
Both clubs have made encouraging starts to their respective seasons, with the capital duo both unbeaten and locked on 13 points after five rounds of fixtures.
Last time out, Arsenal finally ended their Goodison Park curse by grinding out a 1-0 win at Everton, with Leandro Trossard's second-half strike proving decisive.
Mikel Arteta's men have since put PSV to the sword in the Champions League with a 4-0- victory, and they will now look to capitalise on that feel-good factor by claiming North London bragging rights.
As for Tottenham, they will also be in high spirits given that they will make the short trip across town having triumphed in each of their last four Premier League fixtures.
Ange Postecoglou's side staged a stunning comeback to defeat Sheffield United 2-1 last Saturday, with Spurs scoring twice in stoppage time to pocket the points.
Arsenal, who recorded a first Premier League double over Tottenham since 2013/14 last season, are odds-on 7/10 favourites with Bet 365
Tottenham last tasted victory at the Emirates way back in 2010 and the bookies ‘odds suggest that trend will continue, with the visitors the 7/2 (Ladbrokes) outsiders while a share of the spoils can be backed at 17/5 (William Hill) .
My faith was justified when backing Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals in Arsenal's last Premier League home game against Manchester United and I'm more than happy to support the same selection on Sunday at 5/6 (Bet 365).
While Arsenal have kept their sheets clean in each of their two top-flight road trips this term, they haven' been as defensively sound on home soil, with Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Man United all making the net bulge on their respective visits to this venue.
In fact, Mikel Arteta's men have conceded at least one goal in a sizeable 18 of their last 22 Premier League outings at the Emirates, so they could struggle to tame a high-flying Tottenham team who have rediscovered their attacking verve under Ange Postecoglou's tutorship.
Only Brighton and Manchester City have outscored Spurs across the opening stretch of the season, so the visitors are certainly capable of taking advantage of their arch-rivals defensive frailties.
However, Tottenham themselves aren't exactly watertight at the other end of the park, with the likes of Brentford, Burnley and Sheffield United all landing a blow against the Lilywhites this season.
With all that in mind, coupled with the fact that this combination has clicked in 16 of Arsenal's last 22 Premier League home matches, supporting the same formula on Sunday stands out at 5/6 (Bet 365).
Given that Spurs are almost certain to stick to their attacking principles, I'll also back the away team to earn at least four corners here at 4/5 (Bet 365).
Ange Postecoglou's side have covered the 4+ flag kick line in four of their five top-flight outings this term and they look worthy of a small investment to repeat the trick during this dust-up.
This English Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will be played on Sep 24, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.