Rivals cannot be split

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: December 16 2012, 18:34 GMT

Arsenal v Tottenham in this season's Premier League is now a pick 'em affair with Sky Bet after Spurs moved into the top four on Sunday.

Spurs celebrate Vertonghen's winner against Swansea
Spurs celebrate Vertonghen's winner against Swansea

Andre Villas-Boas' men saw off Swansea 1-0 thanks to a goal from Jan Vertonghen to move above Everton into fourth place.

They now have 29 points, the same as third-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.

Arsenal, who have struggled this season, sit eighth ahead of Monday's game at Reading. A win in that one will take them fifth and within two points of their North London rivals.

Sky Bet have both at 5/6 in a season-long match bet.

However, William Hill make Arsenal 4/6 to finish the higher of the two. Tottenham, who last finished above their neighbours in 1994/95, are offered at 11/10.

"Spurs are capitalising on Arsenal's inability to string two results together and there will undoubtedly be a lot of people who will be backing them this year to finish above their rivals," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Somewhat strangely, the firm's top-four betting has both clubs at 11/10 to finish in the Champions League places.

BetVictor and bet365 will give you 5/4 about Spurs finishing in the top four.

Everton, currently two points behind Spurs in fifth, are a best of 5/1 with Ladbrokes and Betfred.

They drew 1-1 at Stoke on Saturday and could now lose Marouane Fellaini to suspension.

Swansea are 5/4 with BetVictor to finish in the top half of the table following their loss.

The day's other game saw West Brom and West Ham fight out a goalless draw at the Hawthorns.

West Ham, currently just outside the top half in 11th, are 9/5 with Coral for a top-10 finish, while the Baggies are 1/2 with the same firm.