Harry Redknapp suggests Tottenham are favourites against Arsenal, explains why

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp looks ahead to Sunday’s North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Harry Redknapp has explained in The London Evening Standard why Tottenham Hotspur will have an advantage against Arsenal in the Premier League clash on Sunday.

Tottenham will take on the Gunners away from home at the Emirates Stadium in the North London derby.

Former Spurs manager Redknapp believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side will have an advantage.

“Arsenal have it all to do in Sunday’s derby,” the Englishman wrote in The London Evening Standard. “Preparation will be much tougher for them, even though Tottenham play tonight.

“Last night’s game against Bayern Munich was much more intensive than Spurs’ match against Anderlecht will be. Arsenal couldn’t rest anyone and got back to London in the early hours of this morning, which is never ideal.

“Spurs are playing an average team tonight. They could make six changes and still probably win. There is no comparison between the magnitude of the games and Arsenal have to recover their confidence after a heavy defeat.”

Arsenal fielded their best available team against Bayern Munich away from home in Germany in the Champions League Group F on Wednesday evening. The Gunners still lost, though, going down 5-1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

It will be interesting to see how Arsene Wenger’s side recover psychologically from the defeat.

Meanwhile, Tottenham will take on Belgian giants Anderlecht at White Hart Lane in the Europa League Group J.

Spurs will be favourites to win tonight, and playing at home will give them an added advantage.

A win at White Hart Lane against Anderlecht will boost the Tottenham players’ confidence.

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