Tottenham vs. Arsenal: Is Crucial London Derby the Top-Four Race Decider?

May 9, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English Premier League 2021/2022
Matchday 22 (Rescheduled)
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

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Another London derby is on the horizon, and a place in the Champions League is at stake. Tottenham welcome Arsenal to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on May 13 at 00:15 IST for a crucial English Premier League fixture as both teams set their eyes on qualifying for Europe’s most prestigious tournament.

The Gunners have the upper hand over their rivals, sitting four points ahead, and they will remain ahead even if they lose this fixture. Tottenham have all the work to do as they must win after Liverpool denied them all three points at Anfield. Arsenal will be content with a draw to keep things the way they are, but Tottenham must win to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

Teams Status

Take a look at the latest form and team news from Tottenham and Arsenal:

Tottenham Form and Team News

Conte’s Tottenham put up a good display to hold Liverpool at Anfield, and they almost snatched the win in the closing stages. Settling for one point did not do their UCL qualification chances any good, and with Arsenal winning on Sunday, they are now four points adrift of the Gunners.

Spurs have six wins, two draws, and two losses in their last ten games, but they still rue those dropped points against Brighton and Brentford. If they are to make it, they will need to count on the brilliance of Heung Min Son, Harry Kane, and Dejan Kulusevski, who have been taking down defenses with exquisite link-ups in recent weeks.

Their injury list remains the same, with Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon, Oliver Skipp, and Japhet Tanganga still on the sidelines.

Arsenal Form and Team News

The Gunners have hit a good patch of form towards the season’s run-in, which will gladden their manager. They followed up an excellent 4-2 victory at Stamford Bridge with wins over Manchester United, West Ham, and Leeds United, scoring eleven goals. 

After losing pace in the Champions League race due to three straight defeats, they have found a way to turn the tables and are only one point behind Chelsea, who are in third place. They travel to a ground they have not won at since 2015, and they will need to put in another remarkable display against a Tottenham side who have been excellent recently.

Ben White, Thomas Partey, and Kieran Tierney are still injured and may not feature in the trip to Tottenham.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Tottenham vs. Arsenal is another close call, but the home team are favorites to win on the sportsbooks at Parimatch, Paripesa, and at 2.12, 2.23, and 2.20 odds, respectively. The draw odds are at 3.65, 3.68, and 3.50, respectively, and Arsenal are the outsiders with 3.25, 3.36, and 3.25 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Arsenal have not won at Tottenham since 2015, with the home team asserting some dominance over their neighbors in recent times. Although Arsenal won the reverse fixture and the one before it, the stakes are higher for Tottenham now, and Arsenal only need a draw to stay ahead. Tottenham need a win at all costs and will have the backing of their fans in full measure. This London Derby is a tight one to call, but here are our thoughts:

Tip: Both Teams To Score @ 1.72

In the last nine meetings between Tottenham and Arsenal, both teams have found the back of the net six times. Arsenal’s Saka, Eddie Nketiah, and Emile Smith-Rowe are in excellent form, and Tottenham have their in-form trio to count on. We expect a goal from both teams, and the odds for that outcome are available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.72.

Tip: Goal in Both Halves @ 1.75

Tottenham and Arsenal have a rich history, and with the pressure on the home team, we expect them to go all out from kickoff. A goal in both halves is highly probable, and the odds for this outcome are available on the Melbet sportsbook at 1.75.


Tottenham have to win this match, and they have enough firepower and an improving defense to do so. Arsenal come into this game on a four-match winning run, and although they have not won here since 2015, they have enough quality to end that winless run. We expect a thrilling end-to-end football match.

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