Tottenham vs. Arsenal
May 12, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -125, Under 2.5 +100
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Tottenham and Arsenal are clashing at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in round 22 of the English Premier League. Tottenham is in good form, and they have been mostly since Conte arrived, but now is the crucial time for them and their Champions League ambitions. Arsenal is on a fantastic streak, they are in the Champions League spot, but they are not yet safe.
In their last 8 games, Tottenham has only 1 loss, and it was against Brighton a few weeks ago, but they have bounced back nicely since then. In their last game, Tottenham was playing against Liverpool, and they were solid in that game, but it was enough only for a 1-1 draw. with 62 points, Tottenham is now in 5th place, which is 4 points less than Arsenal has, and this spot is the Europa League spot, which is not good enough for Tottenham. Overall, Tottenham has been solid in the attacking end with 560 scored goals so far, while their defense is getting better, but they are not good enough just yet. Son is the leading goalscorer for Tottenham with 20 goals, while Kane has added 13 goals and 9 assists. Kulusevski has added 8 assists. Tottenham has a few injuries as well, but they are in good form, they are playing well, and they are good enough to qualify for the Champions League.
Arsenal has been playing well, and if they were even half that good at the start of the season, they would have been fighting for the title this season. with 66 points, Arsenal is now in 4th place, which is the last Champions League spot, but they will have a very hard end of the season. Arsenal is on a 4-game winning streak during which they have scored 11 goals, at least 2 goals in each of those 4 games, but they have also conceded at least 1 goal in each of those 4 games. Tierney and Partey are still injured, while Saka and White are still questionable. Saka is the leading goalscorer for Arsenal with 11 goals, while Smith-Rowe has added 10 goals. I think Arsenal has a ton of quality, but it seems they are constantly rebuilding their team over the last few seasons, and that is keeping them away from the top, but maybe next season they can finally step up and end up in one of the top 3 spots.
When playing at home, Tottenham hasn’t lost to Arsenal in their last 7 games. Both teams are in great form right now, they are both scoring goals, but a lot is at stake in this game. Even if they lose, Arsenal will stay in 4th place, but as I’ve mentioned, their schedule is not easy. I’m going with goals in this one.