Ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby, we preview the key statistics in a game that Tottenham will hope sees them return to winning ways following last weekend’s disappoint defeat against Newcastle.
· Arsenal have won just two of their last 10 Premier League games against Spurs (W2, D5, L3), with both wins coming at the Emirates in the previous two seasons.
· Spurs have won one of their last 26 Premier League visits to Arsenal (W1, D10, L15).
· Five of the last 14 goals scored in Premier League games between Spurs and Arsenal have been penalties – no Premier League fixture has seen more penalties scored.
While some were expecting longer odds after the loss to Newcastle, at 7/4 sites like SBD have Spurs as only slight underdogs to take all three points at the Emirates. This is a side that's essentially the same as the one that played in the Champions League final only three months ago and has already drew away to Man City. The club had the third-best odds to capture the EPL this season afterall and a shock home loss won't be nearly enough to sour oddsmakers so early in the season.
Other Key Stats
· Arsenal were beaten by Crystal Palace in their last home Premier League London derby – they haven’t lost back to back home derbies since February 2006.
· Arsenal have won more Premier League games (60) and have a higher win rate (61%) than any other side in games played in September.
· Along with Watford, Tottenham are one of just side to have conceded first in all three of their Premier League games so far this season.
· Tottenham are winless in their last seven away league games (D1, L6), last enduring a longer winless run on the road between December 2011-April 2012 (8 games).
· Harry Kane has scored nine goals in nine Premier League games against Arsenal.
· Christian Eriksen is one goal away from becoming the fifth player to score 50 in the Premier League for Tottenham.