Paul Merson, former England national team member and former Arsenal player, predicted the outcome of the North London derby.
Tottenham and Arsenal will play the 2022-2023 Premier League round 20 schedule at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 16th. The home team Tottenham (33 points) is in 5th place with 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, while the away team Arsenal (44 points) is at the top of the league with 14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.
As it is a meeting between two teams, which are regional rivals, a fierce battle is expected. Both teams desperately need a win. Tottenham wants to narrow the gap with the top ranks by raising the atmosphere again recently, and Arsenal is in a position to beat Manchester City (39 points) in second place.
However, the flow of the North London derby is dominated by the home team. Arsenal have a 3-2 lead in their last 5 meetings, but Tottenham have won all at home. In the previous encounter, Arsenal won 3-1 at home due to the sending off of Emerson Royal (25), and in Tottenham’s home game last season, Tottenham won 3-0 thanks to the performances of Son Heung-min (31) and Harry Kane (30). took the win
Such a tense situation continues. Arsenal legend Merson predicted this North London derby would end in a 2-2 draw. Merson said through ‘Sports Kidda’, “I hope Arsenal dominate at Tottenham home. If Tottenham win, Arsenal will lead the game 안전놀이터. But I don’t think this game will go as expected.”
On the other hand, Son Heung-min in this game is trying to score in a row in the league. He was silent in the FA Cup match against Portsmouth in the previous match, but scored his fourth league goal in the league match against Crystal Palace. Moreover, Son Heung-min’s performance in the North London Derby is also good. He has 3 goals and 1 assist in his last 5 games. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to hit the net in the upcoming match.