Capital One Cup Betting – Arsenal at Tottenham
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We’re only in the third round of the 2015-16 Capital One Cup but there is already a heavyweight tilt set up as Arsenal will visit White Hart Lane to face Tottenham tomorrow (12:45 PM Eastern).
Arsenal will be looking to bounce back after two losses last week, one to Dinamo Zagreb (2-1) in the Champions League, and the other against Chelsea (2-0) in EPL action.
The Gunners are likely to roll with Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina over Petr Cech on Wednesday, but manager Arsene Wenger will still field a strong team; Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta expected to be involved, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be in the lineup.
The Gunners are currently fifth in the EPL table, five points back of leaders Man City through six matches.
Tottenham enters tomorrow’s game on the heels of three straight wins. Spurs couldn’t find the net at the start of the year but manager Mauricio Pochettino seems to have found a winning formula; his team has five goals during the win streak, including a 3-1 win over Qarabag FK in the Europa League.
“It’s a really tough week, this is true. The clubs we play against, Arsenal in the derby and Manchester City [in the EPL], these are big clubs, but … we are convinced we can do well,” Pochettino said of his team’s schedule for this week.
Tottenham are ninth in the table, but are part of a five-team log jam with nine points, which is just one back of Arsenal.
These two clubs haven’t met in a League Cup game since 2011 when Arsenal won 4-1 in extra time. Last season, Spurs took a 2-1 victory at home in their second EPL meeting after drawing 1-1 at Emirates Stadium earlier in the year. With Tottenham at home and on better form, taking Spurs as slight underdogs looks like better value.
Pick: Spurs +186.