The North London derby commences Sunday afternoon as Tottenham Hotspur head to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal FC. Emotions always run high whenever this rivalry resumes, and this edition will be an even bigger deal as both teams are fighting for UCL qualification slots.
Both sides also head into this match having won their midweek European clashes, but still have major squad questions to answer. Let’s take a look at who could start in the first team for both sides.
The Bank Tottenham Hotspur FC Starting XI Prediction 4-2-3-1
Striker: Harry Kane
Attacking midfield: Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-Min
Defensive-midfield: Moussa Sissoko, Eric Dier
Back line: Ben Davies, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Kieran Trippier
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
The Bank Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction (4-3-3)
Attacking Players: Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Central Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Alex Iwobi
Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac
Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
Arsenal FC vs Tottenham Hotspur FYIs
Injury Report: go to this link
Press Conference videos, quotes: coming Friday
Kickoff: Sunday, December 2, 905 EST, 205pm GMT, Emirates Stadium, London
Odds via Odds Checker: Arsenal FC 13/8 Draw 77/29 Tottenham Hotspur 7/4
Prediction: Arsenal FC 2, Tottenham Hotspur 2
As always, feel free to post your own Tottenham and/or Arsenal starting XI prediction, as well your best guess as to what the final score will be.
Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation.