Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal Prediction, 7/12/20
Unbeaten in their last four Premier League fixtures, 8th-placed Arsenal are paying a visit to 10th-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have lost just one of their previous six contests. Kick-off - at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday, July 12.
Spurs Draw At Bournemouth
The winless streak on the road extended to four Premier League travels (D2 L2) for Tottenham Hotspur, who shared a scoreless draw with Bournemouth away at Vitality Stadium on Thursday. Spurs controlled the ball 64% of the time and matched the hosts in shots (9-9), but failed to register a single attempt on target, with striker Harry Kane, who had a penalty appeal turned down, not getting a touch of the ball in the opposition box until the 78th minute, just before a goal by the Cherries was canceled out for a handball. Spurs are 10th in the league (W13 D10 L11), trailing the top-seven by three points.
With 13 Premier League goals in his pocket, English forward Kane leads Tottenham in scoring. Goalie Hugo Lloris, meanwhile, sits 16th in the EPL with 66 saves. He has recorded five clean sheets in 17 contests during the current campaign and allows a goal every 80 minutes on average. Spurs have netted the 6th highest amount of league markers this season (52), while taking the 10th highest quantity of shots per game (12). The team is 8th in ball possession (52.4%) and 7th in passing accuracy (81.4%).
Arsenal End Winning Streak
A run of three consecutive victories came to an end for Arsenal, who left things on level 1-1 terms with Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Alexandre Lacazette had a second-half goal ruled out for offside, only for substitute Eddie Nketiah to receive a red card for a dangerous challenge with 15 minutes remaining and the Foxes to equalize nine minutes later. The Gunners currently occupy the 8th place in the league (W12 D14 L8), trailing the top-seven by two points.
Having netted 20 markers so far in the league this season, Gabon striker Aubameyang leads Arsenal in goals. Argentinian Emiliano Martinez, meanwhile, occupies the 29th place in the EPL’s goalkeeper chart, having stopped 13 shots this year. He has picked up three clean sheets in five appearances during the current campaign and concedes a goal every 137 minutes of play. The Gunners are 7th in most markers buried this season (50), 15th in most shots delivered per game (10.9), 6th in ball possession (52.9%), and 4th in passing accuracy (83.5%).
With just two defeats in their last 14 Premier League fixtures (W7 D5 L2), Arsenal are entering this matchup in much better shape than Tottenham Hotspur, who have managed to bank just a couple of victories in their previous eight league contests (W2 D3 L3). A North London derby, though, still remains a North London derby! So, expect both sides to go for it with an equal amount of hunger. The very last two Premier League meetings between the two opponents finished with stalemates, as did five of the previous nine encounters between the pair in England’s top-flight. Besides, the Gunners already lead all EPL teams in draws this season (14), while half of the last six league contests of Spurs have all ended on level terms (W2 D3 L1).