Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction for North London Derby


Sunday brings a renewal of one of the Premier League’s most spirited rivalries- the North London derby. In looking at the series history, Arsenal have won the majority of the previous entanglements with Tottenham Hotspur, as they 82 wins, to go against Spurs’ 64 victories and 52 draws.

Arsenal, much like last season, are a whole lot better at home than on the road. However, Tottenham did get a win at the Emirates last season, a 2-0 League Cup win. However, it’s been awhile since Arsenal lost at home to Spurs in league play (2010).

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As it stands, we have a two horse league title race (Liverpool and Manchester City), but it is Arsenal who currently sit third, so maybe it’s the Gunners who have the best chance of turning the league into a three contender competition?

Getting a resounding win over a big six rival would certainly send that kind of message, yes? Let’s take a look at what kind of lineup Unai Emery might go with.

Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction at Liverpool FC 

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang   Alexandre Lacazette   Nicolas Pepe

  Dani Ceballos

Lucas Torreira     Granit Xhaka

Sead Kolasinac, David Luiz,  Sokratis,  Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Bern Leno

North London Derby FYIs

Team news for both sides: go to this link

Starting XI Predictions: Tottenham Hotspur

Kickoff: Sunday, Sept 1, Emirates Stadium, 2:30 pm

Google Result Probability: Arsenal win 41%, Draw 27%, Tottenham Hotspur win 32%

Odds via Betway: Arsenal 11/8, Draw 5/2,  Tottenham Hotspur 19/10

Prediction: Spurs 3, Arsenal 2

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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