Wealth of attacking talent for the North London derby – there will be goals
This Sunday sees the first North London Derby of the season. What are you expecting from this one?
I was very lucky to play in so many of these games and they were really high energy, hostile matches. There’s always a lot resting on a North London Derby but even more so right now. It’s so important to both sides, both in good form and looking to continue that momentum.
Spurs were really excellent against Chelsea. That attacking four of Kane, Eriksen, Alli and Son were very good, and we know the damage they can cause.
Arsenal coming off that win against Bournemouth and then another one in the Europa League, that’s now 18 matches unbeaten which is impressive whoever you’re playing against. They’re scoring goals for fun and look very confident. I think they’ll go back to a back four against Spurs and Ozil will come into the starting line-up in one of the attacking midfield slots.
It should be a really good game this one. I can’t wait.
And who’s going to come out on top at the Emirates?
I think it’s going to be a tight encounter. I think there will be goals because of the attacking talent on display and because you can get at both defences. So, I’m going for goals in the game but an even encounter. A 2-2 draw.
And if the North London Derby wasn’t enough, there’s the Merseyside Derby to enjoy as well. Where’s your money going in this one?
What a day for football fans. Liverpool versus Everton is always good fun and I expect this one to be a cracker as well. Liverpool are strong favourites as you’d expect. Unbeaten so far this season and probably still looking like the most likely to challenge Man City for the title.
Everton are in a good spell though themselves and they’ve got match winners in their side too. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Walcott, all dangerous players. So I think Everton will score, but I can’t look past Liverpool winning. Salah’s starting to find that form that he showed throughout last season and then you’ve got players like Mane, Firmino and Shaqiri. All of them can play.