Pochettino Hoping to Continue His Unbeaten Run Against Arsenal
North London derby day is always highly anticipated in the capital and Spurs make the short trip to the Emirates to take on neighbours Arsenal on November 18. There may be an extra edge to this contest with Spurs finishing above their rivals for the first time in 22 years last season. However, Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech ramped up the mind games this week by suggesting that Spurs must win a trophy to mark their recent progress.
Pochettino’s men were far from convincing against Crystal Palace prior to the International break but the Argentine has a terrific record against the Gunners remaining unbeaten during each of his previous meetings and will be confident of continuing that sequence here. Spurs also go into this tie four points above the Gunners and have picked up a point in each of their last three visits to this ground.
Stan James offer 13/5 for the match to end all square once again with the hosts as narrow favourites at 7/5.
Tony Pulis is a manager under pressure and could be sacked if his side fail to beat Chelsea at the Hawthorns on November 18. West Brom have been struggling for form and facing the champions is far from ideal. Antonio Conte’s position is also uncertain with the head coach linked with a return to Italy following their failure to qualify for the World Cup 2018.
The Blues have won each of their last two visits to the highest ground in the UK and having been victorious in four of their last five in all competitions, they’ll be confident of easing past an out-of-sorts Baggies. The fans are failing to buy into Pulis’ brand of football and the atmosphere around the Hawthornes has significantly deteriorated over the past couple of months.