Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 2nd February 2019
Kick off at: 12.30 GMT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Suffering two straight defeats, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking for redemption as they face Arsenal this weekend. Both teams are set to battle hard in search for three points and prestige in the intriguing London derby.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for an exciting Copa del Rey second leg clash this midweek. Let’s take a closer look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them achieving their target.
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Lloris(g)Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen(def);Aurier,, Winks, Sissoko, Rose, Eriksen(mid);Son, Kane(att)
Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1
Probable Lineups: Leno(g)Sokratis, Mustafi, Koscielny(def);Jenkinson, Torreira, Xhaka, Monreal(mid);Ozil, Mkhitaryan(att mid); Aubameyang(att)
Heading into the weekend Premier League clash, both teams have already been playing several matches in Europe or domestic competition. Let’s check out the type of results that they have been getting recently to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWWLW
After such excellent form in early February, Spurs starting to stumble in their last two league games. Mauricio Pochettino’s side fell into two straight defeats against Burnley and Chelsea.
Their recent loss against The Blues certainly bring lots of bitterness for Tottenham as they will seek for redemption. The Lilywhites are in a must win mode this weekend as they don’t want to lose their third place seat.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WLWWW
Gunners are picking up their form recently after collecting four wins out of their last five fixtures. Unai Emery’s boys took down Bournemouth 5-1 in their latest premier league fixture.
Three straight wins should give Arsenal that needed confidence ahead of this weekend’s London derby. Getting three points will solidify their top for seat for at least another week.
Tottenham will still be playing without Eric Dier, but Dele Alli might see the bench this weekend. Pochettino should have plenty options to set his team up as almost everyone are fit.
Harry Kane looks to lead the line again up front alongside Son Heung-Min as they’re still Spurs’ best forwards. Jan Vertonghen could also make his return into the starting line up after being left out against Chelsea.
Emery still have some absentees to concern with as Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck remained out. Gunners look set to set up similar formation which bring success for them this past weekend.
Mesut Ozil might retain his starting spot as he will support Pierre Aubameyang. Laurent Koscielny should also start despite picking up a knock in their win over Bournemouth.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been edged by Tottenham as they won three and lose two matches.
Their latest matchup between both sides with Tottenham as host happened on February 10, 2018 and was won by Pochettino’s side.
The weekend encounter will be important for both teams as they are looking to achieve their targets. Tottenham will want to at least maintain their third place spot in tack and a win should get them closer to that target.
Gunners themselves are still in fierce race for the fourth place seat, so a win is essential in keeping that spot. This derby should be entertaining and intriguing, current form won’t have any effect.
Final Score: 2-1