They will be eager to take that place back today after Chelsea came from behind to defeat Leeds on Saturday evening to leapfrog them by a single point.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, meanwhile, are down in 14th having endured their worst ever start to a Premier League season.
The game will be the first played in front of fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since March, with Government coronavirus restrictions allowing 2,000 spectators at venues in Tier 2 areas.
Tottenham vs Arsenal score prediction: 2-0 home win
It is a fair point that some of Arsenal’s best results under Arteta have come in games they were not expected to win, but they did, on those occasions, have a firing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
With their star man woefully out of form, it is hard to see how the Gunners can both keep Spurs at bay and create their own chances.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Tottenham vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 4:30pm GMT kick-off today (Sunday, December 6, 2020).
The match will be held in front of a limited crowd of 2,000 fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
How to watch Tottenham vs Arsenal
TV channel: Today’s north London derby will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via SkyGo and the Sky Sports app.
Tottenham vs Arsenal team news
Mourinho is confident that Harry Kane will be fit to lead the line after the England captain missed Thursday night’s Europa League draw against LASK.
Toby Alderweireld and Sergio Reguilon are also expected to be fit, though Carlos Vinicius is a doubt and Erik Lamela still sidelined.
David Luiz is expected to be fit for Arsenal after his horrific clash of heads with Wolves’ Raul Jimenez last weekend, while Thomas Partey has trained with his team-mates after returning from a thigh injury.
Nicolas Pepe is suspended, while Gabriel Martinelli is yet to return from a serious knee issue.
Tottenham predicted lineup (4-3-3): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele; Son, Bergwijn, Kane
Arsenal predicted lineup (3-4-3): Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Tottenham vs Arsenal head to head (h2h) results
Tottenham wins: 65
Arsenal wins: 82
Last meeting: Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal (July 12, 2020)
Tottenham vs Arsenal odds and betting tips (subject to change)
Tottenham to win: 6/5
Arsenal to win: 14/5
Harry Kane to score two goals or more: 7/1
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