Antonio Conte is the best thing that has happened to Tottenham since opening a new fancy stadium. Regarding the English Premier League, the Spurs haven’t lost since he arrived to replace Nuno Espirito Santo as head coach.
Arsenal, two points ahead, comes next. Besides pride and honor, fifth place will also be on the line. The Spurs dominate the soccer lines, making the Gunners a very tempting underdog, especially at +195.
Tottenham vs Arsenal 2022 Premier League Fixture 22
Tottenham Focusing on the EPL
Well, the Spurs have no other option. Midweek, they lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the Semifinals of the EFL Cup. That was their best shot at winning something. Now, their main objective is to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. For that, they need to finish the season in the EPL top four.
Currently, they’re sitting in sixth place four points behind West Ham United (fourth). They suffered a little to get their last EPL victory, 1-0 over Watford. Defender Davinson Sanchez scored, literally, in the last play of the game.
Conte is using the same formula he used to lead Inter Milan to its first Serie A title in 12 years. Tottenham went from playing 4-5-1 to 3-4-3. That has allowed them to become a more offensive team. Since the Italian took over, Tottenham scored in all games but one.
The new fancy stadium is so much more than that. They feel so much more confident when playing at home (7-1-2) than on the road (3-2-3). Playing at home is one of the main reasons for them to be the betting online favorites at +150.
Another reason is that only Pape Matar Sarr won’t be available due to the African Cup of Nations. Arsenal’s list is way longer.
Tottenham predicted lineup: Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon; Lucas Moura, Son Heung-Min, Harry Kane.
Arsenal Aiming for Fourth Place
The Gunners are sitting in fifth place, two points behind West Ham United, but they’ve played one game less. Beating Tottenham would also allow them to put some pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea, third and second place.
Speaking of Liverpool, Arsenal just drew 0-0 to the Reds in the EFL Cup Semifinals. Considering it was the first leg, at Anfield, that’s a good result for them. Winning the EFP Cup is their best chance to win something. They recently got eliminated from the FA Cup by Nottingham Forest.
Due to the African Cup of Nations, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, and Omar Rekik won’t play. They all will be missed, but the Gunners already proved they can compete without them.
“I think we are in the right direction. Yesterday we had to play an extremely difficult match, 70 minutes with 10 men, but I saw a lot of leadership on that pitch.” That was what head coach Mikel Arteta said after their match in Liverpool.
Gabriel dos Santos won’t be available due to suspension, but Arsenal’s defense has improved a lot, no matter who plays. They finished with a clean sheet in three of their last five EPL games.
Arsenal predicted lineup: Aaron Ramsdale; Rob Holding, Ben White, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney; Albert Lokonga, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette.
Tottenham vs Arsenal Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 190
- Tottenham Victories: 61 (255 goals)
- Arsenal Victories: 78 (291 goals)
- Draws: 51
If you included Arsenal in your soccer picks when they first met, congratulations. The Gunners won 3-1 with goals from Rowe, Aubameyang, and Saka. All three scored in the first half. Harry Kane scored for the Spurs.
We’re talking about an even series. Both won four of their last 10 meetings and the total went over five times.
Tottenham vs Arsenal Information
- Date: Sunday, January 16
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
- Tottenham vs Arsenal Live Stream: fuboTV
Tottenham vs Arsenal Betting Lines
Tottenham vs Arsenal Prediction
It’s a shame that several players won’t be available due to the African Cup. However, both have talent to spare, meaning you can still expect a good show. Tottenham’s depth and experience will make the difference. I’m mainly talking about Kane and Heung-Min. Arsenal will contribute for the total to go over but forget about an online sports betting upset.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 2, Arsenal 1