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Arsenal vs Tottenham - 12/2/18 English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds and Prediction

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In the English Premier League, Arsenal will be hosting Tottenham in the North London derby. In addition to the great pride and history, this match will be very significant to both sides as both Tottenham and Arsenal can finish the weekend in the top 3.

Tottenham have had an exceptional win as they comfortably beat Chelsea in the Premier League and followed that by beating Inter Milan in the Champions League. The defence has looked very solid for Spurs as they only conceded 1 goal over 180 minutes against 2 very talented attacking teams. Hugo Lloris has looked in exceptional form and the French keeper made many great saves against Inter Milan. This match is expected to test Tottenham’s defence as Arsenal have been scoring freely over the past few weeks. It is important to note that Tottenham will be away from home as their last 2 wins were both at home.

On the other side of the coin, Arsenal will enter this match filled with confidence after they won 3-0 in the Europa League. It has been an incredible season for Arsenal as they remain unbeaten since August with the team attacking and defending very well. Xhaka and Ozil have both been very good for Arsenal and the Gunners will hope that they can control the midfield in this match. Winning this match will ensure Arsenal move into the top 4 so I am expecting Arsenal to display their commitment in front of their home fans.

This match is tough to call as both teams have been playing exceptionally well. That being said, I am going to pick Arsenal to win. Tottenham have had a tough run of fixtures and while they have been winning, it will be tough of Spurs to play this match after a week where they faced Chelsea and Inter Milan. Tottenham will likely be fatigued while Arsenal should be fresh as they could afford to rest players leading up to this clash. With this match being played at the Emirates, I am picking Arsenal to win at home.

 

Pick:
Arsenal

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