Tottenham Hotspur vs ArsenalEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Mar 2, 2019, Wembley
SPURS will be hoping the form book goes out the window for this derby as they head into the clash on the back of two demoralising defeats while Arsenal are on a three-game winning run.
The return of talisman Harry Kane was supposed to give Tottenham the push they needed to put pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City at the top.
But the striker's comeback from injury has coincided with defeats to Burley and Chelsea that have left Mauricio Pochettino's side nine points adrift at the top. I tipped them to pile more pain on Blues boss Maurizio Sarri in midweek but Spurs were awful and got exactly what they deserved.
Pochettino admitted after the Stamford Bridge defeat, where his side couldn't even muster a shot on target, that their faint title hopes were now dead.
But he will still be determined to claim North London bragging rights as Tottenham bid to secure a Champions League place.
Arsenal claimed a deserved win in the reverse league fixture, although Tottenham got revenge by knocking the Gunners out of the Carabao Cup.
That makes this one tough to call, especially with Unai Emery's side in high spirits after their three-game winning run. But you have to consider the standard of opposition they have beaten, with BATE Borisov, Southampton and Bournemouth all swept aside at the Emirates.
A trip to Wembley to face their bitter rivals is a totally different matter and Arsenal's last two games against quality opposition both ended in 3-1 defeats to the Manchester clubs.
That makes me side with Spurs for this one and Pochettino's side are 11/10 with most firms for a victory. To increase those odds, try doubling it with both teams to score which is 13/5 with Marathonbet.
Kane is free to play after the FA revealed they won't be taking retrospective action over his clash with Cesar Azpilicueta at Stamford Bridge.
But there was a red card and six bookings in Arsenal's stormy 4-2 derby win back in December and I wouldn't be surprised if there was more bad blood here.
William Hill offer 9/4 on over six cards but I'd be more inclined to back between four and six at 10-11 with the same firm.
Midfielder Christian Eriksen is due a goal for Spurs and I like the look of the Dane in the anytime scorer market at 10/3 with Paddy Power. For an Arsenal scorer, try Alexandre Lacazette, who fired home a cracker in midweek and looks overpriced at 19/10 with Unibet.
This English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will be played on Mar 2, 2019 and kick off at 12:30