Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur finally get the opportunity to meet in the quarter-finals of the 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup this weekend when the pair go into battle at Meadow Park.
The tie was initially scheduled for March but the Coronavirus pandemic has delayed the North London derby by six months.
Ahead of what will be a fascinating tie, we have taken an in-depth look at the facts and figures relating to these two sides.
19 – Surviving the first 20 minutes of the tie could be key if Tottenham Hotspur are to advance against all the odds. Arsenal have netted the opening goal in the 19th minute on average so far this season.
66 – Tottenham Hotspur batted bravely for 66 minutes in the two sides’ only competitive meeting last season before going down 2-0 to The Gunners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
33 – Arsenal are at their most dangerous in the final 15 minutes of the first half. They have netted 33% of their 15 goals so far this season in that time bracket.
16 – Spurs committed 16 fouls in last season’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League meeting at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, that’s 13 more than Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal.
10 – Despite going into this weekend’s tie as rank outsiders, Tottenham Hotspur have scored more goals than the hosts in the 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup. Their competition goal tally of 10 is more than double Arsenal’s total.
14 – If fit, Arsenal’s number 14, Jill Roord, could be the biggest danger on the pitch. The Dutch international has netted back-to-back hat-tricks for Montemurro’s side this season while she has also scored for her country during the international break. Roord is certainly a player in form.
2 – Both clubs have failed to keep a clean sheet in either of their Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches this season, conceding two goals each in total.
5 – Spurs have won both of their 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup ties 5-0. They have defeated both Barnsley and Coventry United by that scoreline.
Arsenal’s 2019/2020 Vitality Women’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Tottenham Hotspur will take place at 5.15pm on Saturday evening and will be screened live on BBC Two.