Arsenal and Tottenham come into the first North London derby of the season in contrasting form, with the Gunners unbeaten in 15 matches in all competitions and Spurs winless in six games. They say that form goes out of the window in such encounters, but what does history tell us about the likely destination of the points?
ARSENAL VS TOTTENHAM – AT ARSENAL
Having both been in the Premier League since its inception back in 1992, these two great rivals have locked horns 24 times at either Highbury or the Emirates Stadium. Incredibly, Tottenham have won on just two of their visits, losing 13 times in the last 20 meetings and going 17 games without keeping a clean sheet:
One area in which Spurs have enjoyed better fortune of late is in scoring the first goal, something that they have done seven times out of a possible 13 recently. Despite going 1-0 up in each of these matches, however, they have failed to convert any of them into victories. In fact, not since the first meeting between the two sides back in May 1993 have the visitors collected all three points after getting their noses in front.
ARSENAL VS TOTTENHAM PREDICTIONS
Here are the predictions generated by our unique KickOff algorithm for this encounter: