Spurs V Arsenal : Why Arsenal could miss UCL 2021 if they Lose

2020-12-04 News

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The North London Derby is always one of the most important fixtures of the season for both Spurs and Arsenal. But this weekend will be more than just a derby. The outcome could affect the rest of the season for Arsenal. The Gunners have now lost half of their games in the league, including 4 of their last 6. With 13 points from 10 games, they sit at 15th position. Tottenham on the other hand are on top with 21 points. You may say a 7-point difference between both sides after just 10 games, shouldn’t mean much. But when you look at the quality of 5 other teams jostling for a Champions League spot (Man City, Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, and Man United), and Arsenal’s own inconsistency and tendency to drop points, it becomes very likely that if Arsenal loses on Sunday, they can as well forget about champions league football in the 2021/2022 season.

Frankly, it’s very hard to see Arsenal making a top-four if they don’t begin to win games. In recent weeks, Manager Mikel Arteta has been coming under subtle criticism for his side lack of creativity, with many questioning his tactics for the first time, and calling on him to give Mesut Ozil a place in the team. On the other hand, this is also a big game for Mourinho who could widen his lead at the top of the table with a win, before hoping that Liverpool drop points against Wolves. Spurs haven't lost in any of their last 8 home matches. This is the type of game you would expect a title challenger to win. 

A quick look at the statistics show that since 2008, both teams have met 185 times. Spurs have won 58 matches and Arsenal won 74 times. While 51 matches have ended in a draw. Spurs are in good home form as they have not lost at home to Arsenal in 5 years, while Arsenal are performing average at away. Previous matches between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have averaged 3.3 goals while Both Teams to Score (BTTS) has happened 70% of the time. This season in the league, Spurs have averaged 1.6 Points Per Game at home matches and Arsenal 1.4 Points Per Game at away matches. This proves that  Over 2.5 Goals and Goal-Goal is very likely. betBonanza is offering some of the biggest odds for Over 2.5 Goals and Goal-Goal, that might interest you.

The Lillywhites sit at the summit of the league after hitting 4 straight wins, stifling Chelsea’s attack, and leaving Stamford Bridge with a valuable point. Spurs took four points off Arsenal last season, seeing out a 2-2 at the Emirates before prevailing 2-1 at home. This season, Spurs have formed the habit of doing just enough to get a win. A characteristic typical of champions, like we saw in Real Madrid and Liverpool last season. With key players like Son, Bergwijn, and captain Kane, the chances of Arsenal securing a win, or champions league football is very slim. Little wonder why betBonanza has been very generous with the odds for Arsenal to win or draw. Check it out.

If there is a player that knows how to torment Arsenal, it is Harry Kane. The Englishman has scored 9 goals in 11 premier league encounters with Arsenal. A record he is very likely to keep looking at his current form and the form of Spurs. betBonanza is offering Harry Kane to Score at 2.20 odds. You may want to try it out.

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