Published on February 28th, 2013 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
Premier League Predictions – 2-3 March
League leaders Manchester United face Norwich at Old Trafford this weekend, but Manchester City’s trip to Aston Villa should at least keep the Premier League champions within in faint touching distance at the top of the table.
Premier League Betting Tips
Tottenham (2.30) v Arsenal (3.00); Draw (3.50)
Another Gareth Bale inspired victory on Monday night hauled Spurs up to third in the league and the hosts will be looking to reaffirm their Champions League credentials at the expense of their bitter rivals Arsenal on Sunday.
Tottenham hold the better form going into the weekend, with Spurs winners in seven of their last 11 matches in the Premier League, but Andre Villas-Boas’ obvious hunger to regain the Europa League title could ultimately serve as a distraction to their league ambition.
Only Chelsea and Wigan have claimed maximum points at White Hart Lane in the league this season and Spurs will be in confident mood going into Sunday’s match given the form of talisman Gareth Bale.
Bale has scored six goals in his last four league appearances for the north London club and the Wales international will again occupy the free role in attack, with Lewis Holtby out wide on the left. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cameo against West Ham on Monday did his chances no harm, but Jermain Defoe and Clint Dempsey are both major doubts for Tottenham.
Visitors Arsenal remain four points adrift of Spurs, but a win on Sunday would haul Arsene Wenger’s side back into contention for a top four finish.
The Gunners have won four of their last five games in the Premier League, but Arsenal’s form away from home has been less than impressive with just five wins recorded and just 17 goals scored.
Wenger may choose to reshuffle his midfield on Sunday, with Jack Wilshere dropping back into the double pivot, leaving Santi Cazorla in the free role and Lukas Podolski wide on the left.
This fixture has been one that has been historically full of goals and the last two north London derbies alone have produced 14 goals.
Twelve of the last 13 matches between Tottenham and Arsenal have gone over 2.5 goals and with both sides looking for victory on Sunday, another thriller seems likely in north London.
Over 2.5 goals (Tottenham v Arsenal) @1.66
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