The North London Derby stats you need to know

Spurs v Arsenal

On Sunday, Arsenal make the short travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the North London Derby with the Lilywhites sat atop of the Premier League table and glowering down at their capital rivals.

Once again, Spurs will enter this iconic clash with the upper hand over their rivals who once again appear to be mixing it in the mire of mid table mediocrity to the delight of the Tottenham faithful.

Spurs will enter the game as firm favourites but do the stats back up Tottenham’s confidence of picking up another three-points against the opposition they want to beat more than any other side?

Head to head

Tottenham are a three-match unbeaten run in the Premier League over the Gunners recording a popular 2-1 win the last time the pair met on Spurs soil.

December 2018 was the last time the Lilywhites lost in the league to Arsenal although you have to go all the way back to the 16th March 2014 for the last time Tottenham lost in the Premier League at home to the Gunners when a single Tomas Rosicky strike was enough to settle matters.

Across all competitions, Tottenham have won a total of 65 games whilst Arsenal boast 82 wins with the pair sharing 54 draws.

This seasons stats

Goal scorers

Tottenham have two players in the Premier League’s top ten scorers this season with Son Heung-Min on nine and Harry Kane on seven.

By contrast, Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s top scorer so far this season with three (ouch).

Lose percentage

The season is not shaping up well for Arsenal who have lost 50% of their games this season whilst Tottenham has only lost one of their ten games giving them a 10% loss percentage.

Average goals per game

Time for Arsenal fans to look away once again as the Gunners ten goals in ten games is pretty poor by their standards and gives them an average goal per game ratio on just one.

Tottenham, with 21 goals so far average a much healthier 2.1 goals per game which should equate to Tottenham winning 2-1 this Sunday.