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North London derby: Spurs vs Arsenal

...as Harry Kane meets Emerick Aubameyang

BY CHRISTOPHER SAWYERS
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Friday, February 09, 2018

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This Saturday, February 10, (tomorrow) JustBet has two potential goal feasts lined up for football lovers across the globe. First, we touch down in North London where arguably the two hottest strikers in world football eyeball each other as Harry Kane meets “Bad Boy” Pierre Emerick Aubameyang for a potential fiery London derby. Then we move across to Italy, where a cracker awaits us as Serie A's two most exciting teams will be waiting to unleash their two deadliest strikers — Dries Mertens and Ciro Immobile — when Napoli host the high-scoring Lazio in a matchup you won't be able to even blink.

Wow, just wow! How the mighty has fallen, Chelsea? Battered 0-3 at home to a modest Bournemouth last week, and on Monday was further embarrassed 1-4 away to minnows Watford.

Our first must see matchup tomorrow features Tottenham and Arsenal in the highly anticipated North London derby that will showcase none other than the “Diver” Harry Kane and the “Bad Boy” Pierre Emerick Aubameyang going head to head in what will be an epic showdown.

Both teams face off in what could prove to be one of their most important meetings in years as they are fifth and sixth in the Premier League table, and a defeat for either side leave's their top-four hopes in dire straits. Both teams' head to Wembley in a confident mood as Tottenham held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Anfield, while the new-look Arsenal blew away Everton 5-1 at the weekend.

Arsenal had a 2-0 home win in the reverse fixture back in November and that snapped a four-match winless streak against their rivals. Both teams have scored in six of their last eight meetings, but not in their last two, which both finished in 2-0 wins for the home team. However, Kane is in the form of his life, hitting the net 33 times in 34 games this season, while Aubameyang hit the net 23 times in 27 games. With this firepower on display, fans will be treated to an exciting game at 7:30 am tomorrow morning.

My betting tip? Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals

The JustBet odds on the match are as follows:

• Tottenham to win $2.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $2,000.

• Arsenal to win $3.25, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,250.

• Odds of a draw, $3.70, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $3,700.

• Odds on the home team (Tottenham) winning the game 4-2 at full-time, $45, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $45,000.

• Odds on the away team (Arsenal) winning the game 3-2 at full-time, $28, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $28,000.

• Odds on the game drawing 2-2 at full-time, $12, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $12,000!!!

Now, to our second action-packed encounter of the day at 2:45 pm local time. Serie A front-runners Napoli and third-placed Lazio come face to face in a massive clash in Naples.

These two giants have an attacking firepower that has Serie A defenders trembling in their boots whenever they faceoff as Napoli's Deris Mertens has hit the net seven times in his last eight games and Lazio's Ciro Immobile has scorched the net 20 times so far for the season.

Napoli have lost only once in 41 Serie A games and have plundered 50 goals in just 23 games so far and are unbeaten in their last seven games. They boast the best defensive record in the league and at home they have won five of their last six matches against Lazio.

Meanwhile, Lazio have scored an amazing 58 goals so far this season with their hitman Immobile, the current Serie A leading scorer, with 20 goals. With Serie A's two most entertaining sides facing off in a match that will have a big impact on the title race, look for a shoot-out as both teams look to outscore each other. Napoli has scored 2 or more goals in 15 of their last 23 games, albeit, Lazio's record is identical.

Football fans, you are in for a treat, so get some friends over and grab some beers as you will experience exhilarating football like you have never witnessed before. This encounter has produced 16 goals in its last five head-to-head matchups, with Napoli winning four of those while scoring 14 goals in the process.

My prediction: Goals galore over 2.5 goals

The odds are as follows:

• Napoli to win $1.68, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $1,680.

• Lazio to win $4.75, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $4,750.

• Odds of a draw, $4.00, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $4,000.

• Odds on the home team (Napoli) winning the game 4-2 at full-time, $45, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $45,000.

• Odds on the away team (Lazio) winning the game 3-1 at full-time, $40, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $40,000.

• Odds on the game drawing 3-3 at full-time, $55, which means that a $1,000 bet would pay $55,000!!!!!

Bets can be placed at any of the over 100 JustBet locations islandwide.

Fans can visit JustBetJA.com for verification of odds and a full array of betting options.

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