Tottenham’s tough run of fixtures started from the 24th round against Manchester United, and then they played against Liverpool in the 25th round. They’ll host their local rivals, Arsenal this weekend. The match is to be played at the Tottenham’s interim home ground, Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2018.

Tottenham started the tough run with the fixture against Man Utd and won it by 2-0. They also somehow managed to salvage one point in the draw against Liverpool in the last round. It’s been an impressive display by Tottenham, so far, and they’ll definitely look to keep the points coming against Arsenal.

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino has been often slated this season for the poor performance against top-6 teams in the Premier League. However, the home win against Man United and the away draw against Liverpool has undoubtedly cooled down the criticism.

Arsenal is also in a good form lately. They won their last game against Sam Allardyce' team, Everton by 5-1. New recruitments, for the January transfer window, with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, also helped Arsenal in the Everton win. Mkhitaryan assisted three times, whereas Aubameyang scored a goal.

However, Arsenal has been struggling with consistency this season and their win graph is full of ups and downs.

Arsenal fans have been criticizing the manager, Arsene Wenger for stubbornness in not signing any star defender even after having a fragile line of defense for years.

What to expect

Undoubtedly, the game will be action-packed. Both the playing-11 will be embedded with prominent soccer players. Tottenham’s convincing team-play paid off in the 2-2 draw against Liverpool when they made a comeback in the second half after going 1-0 down in the first-half.

In the last five head-to-head games in the Premier League, both the teams won one game each while the teams shared the points on three occasions. The Tottenham-Arsenal rivalry has a long history so the game will be full of emotions and commotions.

Both the teams have important players available for this fixture and a win for either side will be more than merely three points.

Both teams need to win to compete with top-4 teams in order to qualify for the Champions League.

Currently, Tottenham Hotspurs is at the fifth spot with 49 points while Arsenal stands at the sixth spot with four points less than Tottenham at 45. Arsenal needs to win this game more than Tottenham to keep Tottenham at a reachable range on the points table or the points gap will be amped to seven points from four points.

Lineup prediction

As aforesaid, both teams will have their important players available for the fixture. Both the manager, Wenger, and Pochettino can put the unchanged playing-11 from their last fixture of the Premier League.

  • Lineup prediction for Tottenham’s playing-11: Lloris, Trippier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Davis, Dier, Dembele, Alli, Erikson, Son, Kane.
  • Lineup prediction of Arsenal’s playing-11: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang.

Where to watch

Supersport, Kwesé Sports, Canal, beIN Sports, and Sports 1 will be broadcasting the match on the African continent. Star Sports, beIN sports, LeSports, and NHK will be broadcasting the match in Asia. In the US and Canada, the match can be watched on Hotstar.