17th Nov 2017 | Premier League
North London Derby Tip - Spurs Superior
Tottenham were 11 points better than their neighbours last term and they could open up a 7 point gap again this Saturday.
You can almost take your pick on what stat appeals to you most for the North London derby.
Arsenal have won 10 times on the spin at home in the Premier League. But then again the last time they lost more top flight games in a calendar year was 1995.
Spurs have won just once in 16 games away to last season’s top six under Pochettino yet no Premier League side has won more away games or scored more away goals in 2017.
Let’s try to dissect these numbers to find our angle. The Gunners’ home run is impressive but the end of last season and the start of this has predominantly seen lesser sides visit the Emirates. The only exception was Man Utd last May when the Red Devils were already more interested in Europa Cup glory. So the sequence is somewhat misleading as Arsenal have just been beating the sides they should beat on their own patch.
The negative Tottenham stat is revealing but tells us more about where Spurs have come up short in previous campaigns. There is compelling evidence that the Lilywhites are still getting better as demonstrated by that brilliant away record and recent results against Madrid (1-1 away and 3-1 at home).
Overall Spurs have been the better side by a margin for a season and a bit, at least, and we should therefore back them to win at best odds of 19/10 with Bet365.