GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of Sunday’s North London derby against Tottenham...
After a disappointing fortnight in the Champions League and FA Cup, Sunday's fixture takes on great importance for Arsenal. While Tottenham may enjoy a 10-point advantage and be on course to finish above Arsène Wenger's side for the first time since 1995, form tends to count for little as both sides battle it out on derby day.
Arsenal’s 3-0 win at home in 2009 was the only time in the last eight meetings that the sides have been separated by more than one goal so 10/3 for the Gunners to win by a margin of one goal looks a rewarding bet.
Robin van Persie has scored more than twice as many goals as Gareth Bale, Tottenham’s leading goalscorer, so why not back the Dutchman to score first on Sunday at 9/2? Aaron Ramsey was Arsenal's solitary scorer at White Hart Lane and the Welshman is 11/2 to repeat that feat this weekend.
With Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missing out on a place in Stuart Pearce’s senior England squad, the youngster will be keen to continue to demonstrate his credentials once more. He is 13/2 to score in an Arsenal win.
The last player to score a hat-trick in the North London derby was Alan Sunderland in 1978. Van Persie is 23/1 emulate that feat on Sunday.
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