Tottenham and Arsenal will be renewing their rivalry once again during the weekend. This match is also extremely important as it could determine the Champions League future of both the clubs. Arsenal and Tottenham are currently fighting to finish in the top four, with Andre Villas-Boas’ men slightly edging this contest.
Due to the home advantage and good run of form, Tottenham are expected to clinch this encounter. This would enable them to open a significant advantage over Arsenal in the table, but the German international Lukas Podolski thinks that this match alone will not determine the top four positions this season.
Arsenal will be left with a real danger of missing out on the Champions League if they lose this match. They will be coming into the encounter on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them suffered two defeats in the last three matches. Consequently, Unibet are offering longer odds online than might be usually expected.
In contrast, Tottenham have been the best team in London over the last few weeks especially due to the form of the Welsh winger Gareth Bale. Arsenal, though, will be able to recall the 5-2 win earlier in the season, which will provide them a psychological boost. Podolski has said that there are still 11 matches remaining in the season. Hence, this match is not as important.
“I like derbies. It will be a tough match but we want the three points and we have the quality to win there. It is something special when it is a derby, for the fans and for the club. When you play away at your rivals you must fight for the three points. It is a big game but it will not decide who will play in next season’s Champions League. We have 11 matches to go and every match is like a final and we must fight to get into the Champions League next season,” said Podolski.