Tim Sherwood has insisted that Tottenham would wipe away their recent poor form by beating Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday – but he doesnt think that they will.
Sherwood played for the club between 1999 and 2003, going on to manage them on 28 occasions between December of 2013 and May of 2014, handing Harry Kane his first Premier League start.
Kane has since gone on to score 223 goals for the club in all competitions, and has been backed to come good against Arsenal following four league outings without scoring.
Sherwood has also backed Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have his say, with the Gunners winning two games on the bounce following three consecutive defeats.
Tim Sherwood, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side bet on Arsenal v Spurs, said: "I would say at the moment Arsenal are favourites because of the momentum of winning the last two games, albeit against Norwich and Burnley, you've still got to win in the Premier League and it's very difficult.
"Tottenham are on the back of two defeats so you'd have to say the confidence will be with Arsenal going into it. When I look at the two sides it’s very difficult picking a winner.
"Kane is always massive in these games because he knows what it means but on the other hand Aubameyang doesn't mind a goal either in these fixtures.
"It's a really difficult one to call and I imagine the odds are very, very tight – I can't split it. If Tottenham win it’ll wipe those two 3-0 defeats away and they'll become a distant memory for those fans if they can win the NLD.
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"This game is huge, it’s huge to people who know about it. I was born in North London, and it was either red or white and that was what you had to be. If there is a difference between the two sides it is Harry Kane, his goalscoring record in this game is ridiculous.
"It’s win at all costs in this game.
"Yes, it’s win at all costs in every game, no matter how you play, because if you win it doesn't matter, but for Tottenham fans beating Wolves and beating Watford it's a means to an end to win silverware, and if it means you can keep winning and keep playing like that they won’t care, but if you're not winning then they want to be entertained.
"There is a way to do that, Pochettino got very close but he still never won. There is a way of delivering both and you can deliver both but you've got to have the right manager and players to deliver it and I don't think they have either at the moment."
Sherwood added when asked about his score prediction: "I’m on the fence for the result because it's a game that's on the fence. I think it will be a draw, a low-scoring one at that.
"1 v 1 with Kane and Aubameyang scoring."
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