There are several different factors that go into making a soccer game one that needs to be watched. In most cases, it so games that feature title contenders that top the list of the biggest games on any given weekend, but those are not the only ones. There is also a ton of drama and pressure to be found in games between teams battling it out in the relegation zone. The there are the derby games, which feature teams who play in the same city or in relatively close proximity. For many fans, those are the games that are at the top of the watch and wager list, as they often produce fireworks between a pair of teams that have genuine disdain for one another. We have one of those games set to go this coming Sunday, with Tottenham and Arsenal meeting in a North London derby. Both of these teams are coming into this game on the heels of disappointing performances, so they will be looking to get some of their swagger back with a win here. The bookies see this as being a close one, as they have this game in as a PK play. The goal total is set at 2 ½.
When: Sunday, July 12 at 11:30 AM EST
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
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Why bet on Tottenham
If you have been watching Tottenham in their last couple of games, you might well have reason to believe that not all is well with this team. We had teammates almost coming to blows a few days ago, as well as manager Jose Mourinho bemoaning the performance of is players. More and more, it looks that though this team is not going to get close to the European places, plus it also looks as though some of their better players may be looking to move on in the offseason. Tottenham are coming off a very disappointing 0-0 draw with Bournemouth. On the positive side of things, Spurs have been good at home this season, going 10-3-4, while scoring 31 goals and surrendering 16.
Why bet on Arsenal
Arsenal saw a great run of form come to an end earlier in the week when they tied 1-1 with Leicester. Prior to that match, they had won 4 in a row and outscored the opposition by 10-1. In fairness to the Gunners, though, they played a large portion of that game short a man after a red card, so they are probably going to be relatively happy with a point in that game. That, though, did set them back a little, as they are now sitting 4 points back of the final Europa League spot, with just 4 games to play, including this one. The previous meeting between these two teams ended in a 2-2 tie, but on the road, Arsenal are 4-8-5, scoring 19 and giving up 21.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Games between these two teams always seem to be close, which has me leaning towards the draw. That said, though, the seeming discontent in the Tottenham squad at the moment swings things in the favor
Tottenham 1 Arsenal 2