TOT vs ARS Dream11 Team Prediction: The North London Derby is back with Tottenham Hotspur welcoming Arsenal to the White Hart Lane in the Premier League. A fine form to the start of the League has seen Tottenham top the table level on points with second-placed, Liverpool. Spurs are unbeaten since the opening game week where they lost to Everton. Since then they are on an unbeaten run, scoring 21 goals in 9 games and conceding just 9. They did have a poor result against LASK in midweek but that is unlikely to bother them much. Meanwhile, Arsenal is struggling to find their form in the league and sit in 14th place. They have lost more games (5) than they have won (4) and managed to only gather 13 points out of a possible 30. They have however enjoyed good results in the Europa League but Spurs will be nothing like their opponents in Europe. The Gunners have also won just 1 of their last 6 games in the Premier League with Arteta beginning to feel the heat.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, English Premier League
6 December, 10 pm (IST)
White Hart Lane, London
Tottenham Hotspur – WWWDD
Arsenal – LDWLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The fierce rivals have drawn 2 of their last 5 games, Spurs have won 2 and Arsenal have 1.
Last meeting: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Arsenal (Premier League, 12th July 2020)
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TOT vs ARS Starting XI, Team News
A) Tottenham Hotspur Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Erik Lamela is the only confirmed absentee for this game.
Doubtful: Jose Mourinho has a host of doubtful players including the likes of talisman, Harry Kane who will need to pass a late fitness test to feature. Sergio Reguilon, Toby Alderweireld, and Carlos Vinicius are all doubts for this game but maybe just fit enough to start in the TOT vs ARS Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: If all his players pass their fitness tests, Mourinho is likely to go for the same lineup that drew away to Chelsea. Joe Rodon is likely to return to the bench with Toby Alderweireld accompanying Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilon in defence. Moussa Sissoko and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will form the double pivot behind Heung-Min Son, Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn with Harry Kane leading the line.
Tottenham Starting XI (probable):
Hugo Lloris (GK)
Pierre- Emile Hojbjerg
B) Arsenal Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Nicolas Pepe is a confirmed absentee for the game after picking up a red card in their game against Leeds United.
Doubtful: Thomas Partey has returned to training which will come as a relief to the Gunners with David Luiz also “healing as expected” after his clash of heads with Raul Jimenez but it remains to be seen if they will get the nod to start. Gabriel Martinelli is close to returning but is very unlikely to feature. Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac all returned from injury to feature against Rapid Wien and may get a look-in for the derby.
Expected changes: Despite having under-performing players, Mikel Arteta is likely to start most of the same names due to lack of squad-depth. He may switch to a back 3 with Holding, Gabriel and Tierney playing behind Bellerin, Xhaka, Ceballos and Saka. Aubameyang will continue to feature out of position on the left-wing with Lacazette leading the line and Willian on the right.
Arsenal Starting XI (probable):
Bernd Leno (GK)
TOT vs ARS Today Match Prediction: Top of the table, better squad, a better manager, better run of form and home advantage with 2000 fans, it’s no surprise that Tottenham goes into this game as clear favourites. Bet365 and William Hill are offering odds of 21/20 for a Spurs win and just 13/5 and 14/5 respectively for an Arsenal win. Spurs haven’t tasted defeat in the North London Derby in the last 4 games and will not intend to break that run against this poor Arsenal side. Jose Mourinho has only ever lost to Arsenal once in his career and the Gunners have seen him as a nemesis of sorts. But as they say, form goes out the window for games like these and the TOT vs ARS Today Match Prediction will be a very intense game nevertheless.
Captain Options –
Tottenham Hotspur –
Harry Kane – Harry Kane is having an excellent season with Tottenham and has scored 8 goals, providing a massive 10 assists so far. He has been instrumental to this Spurs side and his link-up with Heung-Min Son has been very good. Personally, Kane loves the North London Derby and is just one goal away from being the all-time top scorer in this fixture.
Heung-Min Son – The Korean international too has been having a great run this season with 11 goals and 11 assists so far in all competitions. He has also created 20 goal-scoring chances in the league with a pass accuracy of 83%. Son has also been very clinical with 9 of his 12 shots on target finding the net in the league.
Tanguy Ndombele – Given his situation last season, very few had predicted the impact Ndomele would have on Spurs this season but he has been very impressive so far this season. Playing in that number 10 role, Ndombele has created 8 goal-scoring chances, with 18 successful dribbles in the league. He also has 7 clearances and 7 interceptions.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Aubameyang has not looked the same for Arsenal since the start of the season but he is still their best player. He has created 12 goal-scoring chances, with 9 shots on target in the League. Across all competitions, he has 2 goals and 2 assists and will look to make things right in the game that matters the most.
Alexandre Lacazette – The Frenchman scored an absolute rocket when these two sides last met, although they ended up losing the game. Lacazette has been slightly better in terms of numbers with 3 goals in 6 starts in the league. But he has also been very wasteful and will know that he can’t afford to miss chances against a side like Spurs.
Willian – Willian’s form has dropped off since the opening day match against Fulham but he will feel more confident after bagging an assist against Wolves in their 2-1 loss to them. He has created 12 goal-scoring chances so far with a pass accuracy of 87% and put in 5 accurate crosses so far.
Differential Picks –
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – The new signing from Southampton has been incredible for Spurs. Playing in the centre of the park, he has a passing accuracy of 89% and works well on both ends of the pitch. He has created 6 goal-scoring chances and defensively, has 29 clearances and 8 interceptions.
Gabriel Magalhaes – Probably the only performing player in the Arsenal squad, Gabriel has more goals than Aubameyang, Willian and Pepe in the Premier League despite playing in centre-back. He succeeds 73% of his attempted tackles and has 47 clearances and 13 interceptions with a pass accuracy 88%.