By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes

Harry Redknapp has elected Tottenham as title favourites despite the their failure to beat 10-man Arsenal on Saturday.

Leicester can pull five points clear of second-placed Spurs if they win at Watford in the late kick-off on Saturday.

But former Spurs manager Redknapp is convinced that Mauricio Pochettino’s team are the favourites to win the most open title race in years despite following their midweek defeat at West Ham with a 2-2 draw against bitter rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Asked who will win the league, Redknapp told BT Sport: “I think Tottenham. They’ve got a good chance. Them and Leicester have been the most consistent teams, they’ve lost the least number of games.

“They’ve also got the best balance between defence and attack. I don’t think they’ll ever have a better chance.”

Spurs travel to Borussia Dortmund for the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash on Thursday before hosting Aston Villa in the Premier League next Sunday.

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