Tottenham will play their bitter rivals Arsenal in the North London Derby On Sunday evening

With Arsenal looking strong in every aspect, Tottenham has not been at its best and has struggled to win, which shouldn’t be the scenario against their opponent. In order to defeat Arsenal, Spurs will have to operate at the highest level possible.

While Arsenal is attempting to win their first title since 2004, their prior results indicate that they are the favourites in this match. However, the victory won’t come cheaply, so players shouldn’t be overly optimistic.

Kick-off: 10 pm (IST), 4:30 pm (GMT)

Tottenham form (all competition): L-W-D-L-W

Arsenal form (all competition): W-W-W-W-D

Players to watch

Tottenham

Harry Kane

The England international’s World Cup penalty miss didn’t deter him, and he extended his goal-scoring streak in the Premier League’s first game after the World Cup. Kane has demonstrated his striking prowess and scored in many significant games for the Spurs when they have struggled to reach the back of the goal. Arsenal will be a terrific encounter, and the player should be ready to trouble their defence.

Arsenal

Martin Odegaard

As a player and captain, Odegaard has developed into a fantastic midfielder. The Norwegian has frequently aided Gunner, and his ingenuity is constantly on display. He has been the club’s primary conductor and has controlled play from the park’s middle.

Match facts

  • Following their 3-1 win at Emirates, Arsenal are seeking to complete their double win in North London Derby for the first time since 2013-14.
  • Since 1995 this is the earliest in a calendar year the North London Derby is played, and Tottenham won 1-0.
  • Spurs striker, Harry Kane has scored in all games against Arsenal making him the highest scorer in derby with 14 goals.

Injury and team news

Dejan Kulusevski is anticipated to play after missing the previous three games. Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur won’t be able to compete and will have to pass a fitness test, but Lucas Moura will miss the game due to a tendon injury.

While Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson are still sidelined with knee and thigh injuries, respectively, Bukayo Saka, who limped off in the FA Cup encounter against Oxford United, has since recovered.

Head-to-head record

Matches: 206

Tottenham: 67

Draws: 54

Arsenal: 85

Predicted lineup

Tottenham (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Doherty, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son

Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah

Prediction

The most anticipated North London Derby is creeping up, and neither club wants to drop points. Although Arsenal are in excellent form, a draw with Newcastle United demonstrated there is much room for improvement, which Spurs may take advantage of. However, the Gunners are ready and aim to maintain their lead at the top of the standings. While Arsenal will not be the victim of Tottenham’s early goals conceded followed by a comeback, the Spurs are not in the best of situations.

Prediction: Tottenham 2-3 Arsenal

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