The much anticipated and fiercely contested North London derby is upon us. This long standing rivalry between two of the English football’s big clubs always produces excellent games for the neutral and is sure to attract much of the betting activity this weekend. We have taken a look at the recent history of this fixture which could shape your punts on this exciting game.
Facts to help your bets on the North London derby
In the last 16 games (in all competitions since 2010), both teams have scored in 13. The three occasions where both teams did not score all fell in the 2013/14 season, where Arsenal beat Spurs twice in the Premier League and in the FA Cup.
The previous 10 Premier League meetings have produced a total 53 yellow cards where no game has ended without a card being shown.
Out of the last 28 goals, only three and five have been scored in the first and last 15 minutes of the game respectively.
Neither side has scored more than two goals in this fixture since 2012.
The last time Tottenham won at The Emirates was 2010, where Van der Vaart levelled from the penalty spot and since, there have only been two penalties scored.
Arsene Wenger has come up against Mauricio Pochettino on seven occasions. Four ended in a draw and his side have scored 11 goals and conceded 9.
Tottenham are unbeaten in 10 games and are one of two sides which are undefeated in English professional football. The other is League 2 Carlisle. Arsenal are one of four sides who have lost just once, the others are Manchester City, Liverpool and Bradford.