Tottenham v Arsenal, Premier League 2018-19: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Tottenham vs Arsenal, Premier League 2018-19: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery 
Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery do battle again this weekend CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

What is it?

It’s the third north London derby of the season, as Tottenham host Arsenal at Wembley.

The first two meetings – a 4-2 win for Arsenal in the Premier League and a 2-0 Carabao Cup win for Spurs, both at the Emirates in December – were full of action, controversy and talking points.

In the first game, Eric Dier celebrated overexuberantly after putting Spurs ahead, only for his team to capitulate and fall to a heavy defeat with Jan Vertonghen sent off , while a fan in the away section threw a banana at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Dele Alli was then hit on the head by a water bottle thrown by an Arsenal fan in the cup meeting.

This is a match that almost invariably provides entertainment, and with the gap between the teams down to just four points following a terrible week for Tottenham, this one has added importance. An Arsenal win would put them just a point behind their rivals with 10 games to play.

Arsenal ran out 4-2 winners in the reverse fixture – a game that was marred by a Spurs fan throwing a banana at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while he celebrated CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

When is it?

Saturday 2 March.

What time is kick-off?

As tends to be the case with these games, it’s the early kick-off. This one starts at 12.30pm.

What TV channel is it on?

Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. You can also follow the game live with us on Telegraph Sport. We’ll have build-up and team news from 11.30am with our very own Adam Hurrey.

What are the current standings?

Tottenham have gone from a title challenge to a race for the top four in the space of a week, while Arsenal have hit some form with three convincing wins in a row.

English Premier League

Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Liverpool 28 21 6 1 49 69
2 Manchester City 28 22 2 4 55 68
3 Tottenham Hotspur 28 20 0 8 26 60
4 Arsenal 28 17 5 6 22 56
5 Manchester United 28 16 7 5 19 55
6 Chelsea 27 16 5 6 18 53
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 11 7 10 0 40
8 Watford 28 11 7 10 -1 40
9 Everton 28 10 6 12 0 36
10 West Ham United 28 10 6 12 -6 36
11 Leicester City 28 10 5 13 -5 35
12 Bournemouth 28 10 4 14 -14 34
13 Newcastle United 28 8 7 13 -8 31
14 Crystal Palace 28 8 6 14 -6 30
15 Burnley 28 8 6 14 -19 30
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 7 6 14 -12 27
17 Southampton 28 6 9 13 -16 27
18 Cardiff City 28 7 4 17 -30 25
19 Fulham 28 4 5 19 -37 17
20 Huddersfield Town 28 3 5 20 -35 14

However, it is Arsenal’s away form that is of greatest concern – they have won only five away games all season – and they don’t have a great record at Tottenham in recent years, failing to win across town in the league during the Mauricio Pochettino era.

What are the best odds?

  • Tottenham win – 11/10
  • Draw – 27/10
  • Arsenal win – 14/5

What’s our prediction?

An action-packed game. Goals at both ends. We’re predicting a 2-2 draw that doesn’t really suit either side.

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