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This is not exactly the most anticipated match of the Premier League round, but it's the North London Derby, a massive game between two historical rivals. What's the best bet? Soccer expert Alex C. gives it here.

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Prediction and Picks: Who Has the Advantage for North London Derby?

When: Sunday, September 26 - 11:30 AM ET

Where: Emirates Stadium, London

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Arsenal vs. Tottenham Prediction

Arsenal's Worst Start in 67 years

There were three defeats in a row, 0-2 to the newly-promoted side Brentford, followed by 0-2 to Chelsea, culminating with 0-5 to Man City. The Gunners are only the 2nd team in the English top-flight league history to lose their opening three matches and have a goal difference of -9. In the 5-0 defeat to the Citizens, Arsenal recorded the 2nd lowest EPLM possession ever (19%).

It's funny to see the headlines in the English media: Arsenal will continue their push for a 3rd win in a row when they host Tottenham. What? A better headline should: Mikel Arteta's last match as Arsenal's manager. Wait, Arsenal enter this clash on the back of 2 wins in a row, 1-0 to Norwich and 1-0 to Burnley. 

Let's check who Burnley and Norwich are. 19th and 20th in standings, just 1 point won between them (Burnley kept Leeds to a 1-1 draw three rounds ago), 23 goals conceded, and just five scored between them. And let's not forget how tough it was for Arsenal to win the two games, mainly against Burley. 

Disorganized, disjointed, lack of creativity, offensively inefficient and apathetic, no chemistry. How can you trust the process? It's tough nowadays to be a loyal Gooner, but it's great to have a team like Arsenal and bet against them in the games that matter. 

Yes, Arsenal have managed to find some form, and Aaron Ramsdale, Arsenal's new goalkeeper, kept two clean sheets in the row, being a favorite to make his third appearance for the hosts, but still, Arsenal is not a team to bet on. 

No Kane, No Gain 

After an excellent start to their Premier League season with three short 1-0 wins, Tottenham enters this game on the back of two EPL defeats in a row (0-3 to Chelsea and 0-3 to Crystal Palace). The defeat to Chelsea is expected as we are talking about the most complete team in the Premier League. The 0-3 defeat against Crystal Palace was a shock. Not necessarily because of the final score but because Spurs' 

After a summer transfer window full of drama, Harry Kane can't find his scoring form for Tottenham, being goalless so far in the domestic league. He finally scored his first goal of the season but not in the Premier League. Instead, Spurs knocked out Wolves from the EFL Cup, with Kane scoring the match's second goal. 

Spurs's new manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, admitted his side has numerous problems that have to be solved but denied Harry Kane's lack of efficiency is one of them. Probably the international break was the main issue, but the team should be better organized. They concede many goals from set-pieces, and the key players struggle to find their form. 

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Picks

Spurs players need more time together, and they will surely improve. They have solutions, though. They have quality; They are just missing their togetherness. It's the North London Derby, the perfect chance for Tottenham to bring their A-game and give their fans something to cheer for. 

The two managers are under pressure and can't afford to drop points. So, what is the best bet for this derby? The South Korea international Son Heung-min is the player to watch and bet on to be anytime goalscorer. He contributed on the scoreboard in 2 of the last three head-to-heads between the two clubs and scored 2 goals in 4 games this season. 

Who will win? You can't trust the two sides, so that we will be very conservative. We will take the better team between these two bad teams. Tottenham is the value bet, and because we don't expect them to lose, we will go with the +0.5 Asian Handicap option.

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Alex Campean has been a soccer fan since 1990 when he watched the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. He knows everything about the top 5 European leagues, Champions League and Europa League and he is well known for his “trade-mark” “Alex Classic” bet (both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match). He’s very disciplined, follows a strict set of rules, and has great bankroll management. He’s our European soccer specialist and he's having an average of 55 units of profit in the last 7 years with his soccer picks. He’s all about positive energy, respect, and long-term profit and if you ever hear “Alex’s last-minute goal” that means he did it again winning a bet in the last minute of the game, so never lose hope.


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