There is a more than a hint of déjà vu about the neighbours’ visit to White Hart Lane tonight, as for a second consecutive season, Arsenal arrive clinging to feint title hopes while Spurs have a top four finish in their sights.
Few pundits gave Tottenham Hotspur a chance of claiming that final Champions League slot last season, given a run-in featuring clashes with the Gunners, Chelsea and Man City, but they will have to repeat the heroics of ‘09/10 if they are to pip City to the post again.
Ending the hoodoo against Arsenal last season proved the spark for that historic charge and Tottenham are 17/10 to complete their first league double over their stuttering rivals since 1993.
There is certainly a school of thought that says the 11/5 draw serves neither side’s cause, so surely the game will see both teams going for the jugular, and the away win is a 7/5 shot.
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Fortunately those markets come with some great odds too, so the classic 1-1 derby scoreline could be value at 11/2, a repeat of the 2-1 success last season pays 9/1 and if you fancy another 3-2 thriller, you can get 25/1 on your cash!
After finally ending their goal drought against Stoke, Spurs will be eager to get amongst the goals and Peter Crouch seems the most likely striker. The hitman has some fond memories of playing Arsenal, including a hat trick against them in Liverpool colours, and is 13/2 to open the scoring or 2/1 to find the net at any time. Good luck!
Odds correct at time of writing...