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Spurs terrific value at 85/40 in North London derby

Posted on by Tom Warrington

Arsenal play host to Spurs in the North London derby at the Emirates today (1.30pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1) and the visitors look cracking value at 85/40 with BetVictor.

This is a fascinating game, not least for the fact that the two managers go into it under vastly different circumstances.

Arsene Wenger is a man under pressure after his side’s 4-0 drubbing in the Champions League at the hands of Ac Milan which was quickly followed by a poor 2-0 defeat at Sunderland.

This will be his seventh season at the club without winning any silverware and he is fighting to justify his football philosophy.

By stark contrast Spurs’ boss Harry Redknapp is a man who can do little wrong at present.

He is being wooed by the FA for the England job and has the full support of Spurs and Three Lions supporters.

Since he joined Spurs have won three, drawn three and lost two of the eight meetings in all competitions against the Gunners. They have also lost just one of the last seven league games against their rivals (W3 D3 L1) and won three of the last four (W3 D1).

They are definitely the form side coming into this, and I think they will prove too strong for the Wenger boys in a game which looks likely to produce plenty of goals.

The two sides met three times last season and and shared 16 goals in those encounters. Even if you add in Spurs’ 2-1 win at White Hart Lane this season, that makes 19 goals in their last four meetings – an average of nearly five goals a game.

So from a betting perspective, over 2.5 goals also looks an attractive wager at 8/11 with Coral.

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