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Tottenham vs Arsenal predictions: Premier League tips and odds

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Our betting expert has three Spurs vs Arsenal tips for Sunday’s Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (kick-off, 2pm). Scroll down for the analysis behind his selections.

Tottenham vs Arsenal betting tips

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Visitors to outgun leaky hosts

The north London derby has more riding on it than usual as Tottenham, who are right in the thick of the race for a Champions League spot, seek to derail Arsenal’s title bid.

Arsenal have played four times since Tottenham last took to the pitch but expect adrenaline, combined with extra class, to see the Gunners over the line against their neighbours.

And at the end of a week in which the record was smashed for the number of goals in a 20-team Premier League season, expect Mikel Arteta’s men to prevail with another flurry of goals.

Spurs are clinging to the dream of a Champions League return but, given that they also have to visit Chelsea and Liverpool and also host City, that may be fanciful.

Ange Postecoglou’s side are attack-minded but Arsenal are superior going forward. And if you compare the two defences, the gulf between the sides is even greater.

Arsenal have conceded 26 league goals this season, while Spurs have shipped 49 having played two fewer games. Last time out they were thumped 4-0 at Newcastle and they’ve kept only one league clean sheet since before Christmas.

A 14-day rest will have enabled Postecoglou to get players fit. However, he will be missing one of his few dependable rocks, Destiny Udogie, and it’s hard to imagine the rest of the Tottenham rearguard withstanding the relentless wave of attacks that is set to come their way.

Arteta’s men have bounced back from their double disappointment against Bayern Munich and Aston Villa with a routine 2-0 win at Wolves and comprehensive 5-0 annihilation of Chelsea. The Blues were too open and suffered accordingly. Spurs are often the same and should fear the worst.

Tottenham vs Arsenal tip 1: Arsenal & over 2.5 goals @ 13/10 with Paddy Power

Rice can call the shots

Declan Rice missed out in the rout of Chelsea, none of his three shots finding the visitors’ net.

That meant he was unable to add to the six goals he has scored in his first season at Arsenal, his best scoring return for a single campaign.

But the England midfielder is a massive threat from around the edge of the box. One of his three shots against Chelsea was on target and he is averaging 1.5 shots per game in this forward-thinking side. He can hit the target at least once this weekend.

Tottenham vs Arsenal tip 2: Declan Rice to have one or more shots on target @ 7/5 with Paddy Power

Cristian to answer treble prayers

Cristian Romero was booked in the reverse fixture at Arsenal in September and also saw yellow at home against the Gunners last term.

The hot-headed Argentinian defender can complete a hat-trick and set up a bet-builder that would pay out at 7.36/1.

Romero has been shown six yellow cards this season, following on from 10 last term, and will be in the thick of the action in a febrile atmosphere.

Spurs keeper Guglielmo Vicario has been a busy boy in 2023-24 with 93 saves, an average of almost three a game. It follows that he is worth backing to make at least three against Arsenal given how many chances the Premier League leaders are creating.

Round off the treble with over 11.5 corners. Draws are no good for either side, so expect positivity and since Spurs average seven corners in every home game and Arsenal six and a half every away game, 12 corners is a minimum expectation.

Tottenham vs Arsenal tip 3: Bet builder: Cristian Romero to be shown a card, Tottenham goalkeeper to make three or more saves and over 11.5 corners @ 7/1 with Paddy Power

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