Arsenal takes on Tottenham Hotspur in the 199th north London derby and leading the overall series 82 to 64 (D52). With just one loss in the last 26 league H2Hs at home (W15, D10), the ‘Gunners’ enter the contest as favorites – a scenario that has seen them win 14 of their last 17 home Premier League (PL) games (D2, L1) when favored as such.
An opening home victory means Arsenal have now scored in their last 19 PL games here, with 12 of those seeing them win despite a -1 handicap, including a 4-2 win over Tottenham.
Slow starters at home, Arsenal have been ahead at half-time in just eight of their last 20 league games here. Subsequently, they are strong in the second period, scoring 29 goals after the break over that sequence compared to 15 first-half goals.