Pundit predicts Tottenham victory as Spurs prepare for North London Derby

Tottenham will host Arsenal at home this Sunday in what is touted to be one of their biggest challenges of the season.
Arsenal FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Arsenal FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Tottenham will encounter one of their biggest challenges of the season this Sunday as Ange Postecoglou takes on Mikel Arteta's league-leading Arsenal.

Spurs pulled out a 2-2 draw the last time the two clubs faced off back in September of 2023, but the fixture won't be any easier this time around.

On the latest episode of the Stick to Football podcast, featuring hosts Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Roy Keane, Ian Wright and Jill Scott, a swathe of both expected and unexpected predictions for the weekend's fixtures were thrown around.

Given Arsenal's better standing in the PL table (first compared to Tottenham's fifth), many are predicting a victory for the Gunners.

However, former Manchester United center-back and regular Spurs supporter Roy Keane went against that more prominent opinion about the upcoming North London Derby, predicting that the clash will be an entertaining one.

"I think 1-1 or 2-1 Spurs, I don't see Arsenal winning. I think it'll be a mad game, Spurs could turn up," stated Keane, much to the chagrin of former Arsenal forward Ian Wright, who proclaimed "[well] that's because you're a Spurs supporter!"

Others, however, toed the line, stating that an Arsenal win is much more likely, especially given the two teams' circumstances heading into the match.

"Tottenham haven't played for a long time," said Jamie Carragher. "I don't think it's a good thing... I go 2-1 Arsenal," he added.

There's no doubt that the match will bring a new challenge for Tottenham, as Arsenal come to The Lilywhites' home ground off the back of a vicious 5-0 victory over Chelsea.

Hopefully Spurs have been able to recollect themselves in the offing, as this match marks their first PL game since their unfortuante 4-0 loss to Newcastle United on April 13.

The team will look to come out firing on all cylinders and, hopefully, live up to Keane's high expectations.