Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal – Betting Review

 

Match Summary

Tottenham’s miserable run continued as they slumped to a 0-2 defeat against bitter rival Arsenal.

Thanks to a commanding first period, Arsenal moved eight points clear at the Premier League summit.

Tottenham had outbattled and dominated Arsenal the last time they met At this ground, but the home support was left disappointed and upset with a performance that never came anywhere near what was needed to be this supremely strong Arsenal side.

Mikel Arteta masterminded a perfect first-half display where his men cruised into a 0-2 lead which may have been bigger but for a wasted chance or two.

Once more Hugo Lloris let down his side, his schoolboy-like mistake on the crucial opening goal was a shocker, but the away team always looked stronger and merited their first victory in Tottenham in almost ten years.

Signs of a loss were there early when Tottenham was caught out in possession in their own third, but on this occasion, Hugo Lloris denied Eddie Nketiah from close range.

There would be no such reprieve moments later though, as the goalkeeper produced another blunder as he spilled Bukayo Saka’s cross into his net.

Except for Son shooting right at Ramsdale when in a great position, Antonio Conte and his team had no answer for the pressure his team was facing.

Ødegaard’s effort from range beat the French keeper again to make it 0-2.

Arsenal dominated and worked danger even when ahead. Outside of the goals Thomas Partey had a shot that cannoned off the post too.

Spurs improved in the second half but it was clear the opponent sat back and stopped attacking with the same ambition as they had in the first period.

Sessegnon and Harry Kane had big chances but Aaron Ramsdale stood firm and as a result, was given the man of the match.

Arsenal soon regained control and ought to have put the game to bed, but Lloris stood firm to deny Nketiah and make some amends for the earlier gift.

Arsenal comfortably saw out the final stages to secure a huge victory. Fair score 1-2.

 

Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. Tottenham never looked anywhere near the same level as Arsenal either technically, tactically, or in terms of physicality. The visitor was completely justified as favourites and killed the game well before halftime. Arsenal backers won @ 2.25.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest. For the same reasons mentioned above, Arsenal -0.25 @ 1.94 cruised to a full and clear victory on this handicap. Based on the gulf in difference during the first period, Arsenal looked like they should have been -1 or higher jollies. Spurs missed a couple of scoring chances but only when behind and when chasing the game.

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all which was set at 2.75. Most notably, Arsenal dictated when the game opened up and when it slowed down and became tight. Over 2.75 was the selection in the preview and looked well set to win after Arsenal scored twice early on, but then due to good keeping plus the woodwork, the 3rd goal never came. Under 2.75 was the winner @ 1.89. The match merited 3 goals but a full over 2.75 win was doomed when Arsenal decided to sit back. It was highly disappointing how much Kane and company were kept quiet when Arsenal focused on defending.