Arsenal and Tottenham are occupying fifth and sixth place in the Premier League table respectively, with just two points separating them. However, due to COVID-19 issues, Tottenham had a couple of games postponed, meaning that the Spurs have two matches fewer than the Gunners.
What this means is that if they win on Sunday, Tottenham will overtake Arsenal’s spot. And if the Spurs continue winning in the future, they will get into the Top 4. Of course, it’s easier said than done, but oddsmakers seem to have faith in this team.
Tottenham vs Arsenal Odds (Premier League, 2022)
All odds are per FanDuel as of January 13.
Where and When to Watch
- Date: Sunday, January 16
- Time: 11:30 AM EDT
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England
- Watch: Peacock
Can Harry Kane Continue His Dominance in the North London Derby?
Tottenham lost 1-0 to Chelsea on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup after failing to make their chances count. The Spurs captain Harry Kane had several goal attempts but failed to score. To be fair, he did hit the net once but the goal was ruled out due to offside.
As a result, Kane’s tally remained 12 goals in 28 games in all competitions. That might not seem to bad, but his record in the 2021-22 Premier League is just four goals in 17 matches.
On the bright side, Kane has a fantastic record against Arsenal. In fact, he is the North London Derby top-scorer having scored a total of 11 goals thus far. If he could score again, it would help his team tremendously.
Actually, the skipper will need to step up ASAP and improve his stats. This goes especially because Tottenham’s most prolific scorer in the league – Heung-Min Son – is out with an injury.
Unfortunately for Tottenham, manager Antonio Conte also isn’t going to be able to count on winger Steven Bergwijn and central midfielder Eric Dier.
Undermanned Arsenal Hoping for the First Win in 2022
Arsenal is still without a win in 2022. The Gunners lost to Manchester City in the first Premier League round of the year, followed by a shocking defeat to Nottingham Forrest in the FA Cup.
What needs to worry their fans is that it doesn’t look very likely Arsenal is going to get back on the winning track this weekend. The reason is that Mikel Arteta’s roster is seriously undermanned ahead of the clash with Tottenham.
Granit Xhaka is sick, while Emile Smith-Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu are both injured. On top of that, Arsenal will miss another four players who are taking part in the African Cup of Nations with their national teams. The men in question are:
- Thomas Partey (Ghana)
- Mohamed Elneny (Egypt)
- Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)