If you remember the start of the season – I know, I know, seems like a hundred years ago – there was optimism around Tottenham and panic at Arsenal.
Now the tables have turned and every other article seems to be about how bad Jose Mourinho is for Spurs and how refreshing Mikel Arteta is at Arsenal.
Into this vibe comes a North London derby, the first ever at Tottenham’s new stadium. The Gunners are in 8th place on 52 points, Spurs in 10th on 49. A win or even a draw will keep Mourinho’s hopes of a spot in Europe barely alive, a loss and things could really go South in North London.
There is a second game tonight, Bournemouth hosting Leicester and the Cherries in desperate need of a win if they have any hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone.
Tottenham v Arsenal
Monday, 1:30am AEST
*Harry Kane has scored 10 goals for Spurs against Arsenal; if he scores in this one, he’ll be the all-time leading scorer in the history of the North London derby.
*Arsenal have only conceded twice in their last 5 matches.
*6 of the last 8 North London derbies have gone Under 2.5 goals.
*W-D-W Draw ($3.30) or Both Teams To Score Yes ($1.67)
Bournemouth v Leicester
Monday, 5am AEST
*Bournemouth’s last-up draw ended a 4-game losing streak.
*Bournemouth have lost 8 of their last 9 Sunday games.
*After a dry spell, Jamie Vardy has scored 3 goals in his last 2 games.
*Jamie Vardy Anytime Goalscorer ($1.83) or Callum Wilson Anytime Goalscorer ($3.25)