Former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen has shared his score prediction ahead of this evening’s Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
The fixture is arguably one of the biggest north London derbies in recent decades, with both sides involved in a direct shootout for a place in next season’s Champions League.
This is also the first time that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be packed for Arsenal’s visit and the atmosphere in the ground promises to be quite electric.
There has never been a shortage of bad blood between the two sides but the ill-will between the teams has further increased after Arsenal had the fixture called off back in January despite just having one Covid case in their squad (ESPN).
Spurs need all three points to give themselves a fighting chance of finishing above their fierce rivals but a draw will be a fantastic result for Mikel Arteta’s men and will see them maintain their four-point lead heading into the final two games of the season.
Owen told Bet Victor about the clash: “I’ve been looking forward to this one for weeks. Spurs may have dropped points at the weekend, but it was an impressive draw at Anfield. You can see what Conte is building, and they aren’t far away from being a very good side.
“For Arsenal, it wasn’t a classic performance, but the win over Leeds was vital in extending their lead over Spurs. Nketiah was in amongst the goals again, he looks a natural finisher.
“Even a draw would be a good result for Arsenal here. I think that’s what we will see. I’m leaning towards 1-1.”
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Despite getting some good results over recent weeks, Arsenal have not been playing particularly well. They were certainly not at their best against Manchester Utd, West Ham or Leeds.
So, if we play anywhere close to our best on Thursday, I expect us to beat them. However, the challenge for Spurs will be that Mikel Arteta will likely set his team up to defend deep and will want to commit too many bodies forward.
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