Son’s the one to back in Saturday’s North London Derby

He's carried Spurs when Kane was out, and could be the difference in the derby...


Tottenham v Arsenal, Saturday, 12.30pm

Derby weekend is back with us, and it all kicks off on Saturday lunchtime when Tottenham Hotspur host Arsenal at Wembley Stadium. Of the three dust-ups between neighbours in the Premier League this weekend, this is the one featuring the two most closely matched sides. Spurs go into the match with their north London rivals just four ahead of them on both points and goal difference.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Son Heung-min of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on February 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Fancy Son to score first? He’s 4/1 with

Spurs usually have the edge in this fixture when they’re at home. Since Tomas Rosicky scored a second-minute winner against Tim Sherwood’s Tottenham – sorry for the reminder, Spurs fans – in March 2014, the Lilywhites have won three and drawn one of the league meetings on their patch. I think they’ll prevail this weekend too. Arsenal haven’t won a big away game in the league since Kanu scored a hat-trick at Chelsea.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration, but not a massive one.

I’m not expecting many goals though. There may have been a 4-2 Arsenal win last time they met in the league, but none of the other four meetings in the last two years have seen more than two goals.

Get our tips for Sunday’s clashes here:

For goal scorers, I like the look of Son Heung-Min. While Harry Kane has a fantastic record against Arsenal, with eight goals in eight league appearances against them, his Korean counterpart has outscored him in the league at Wembley this season by seven goals to five.

Best bet: Son Heung-Min to score first and Tottenham to win at 11/2

Best bet: Under 2.5 goals at 6/5

*All odds correct at time of posting

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