Stoke City vs Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Stoke City vs Arsenal Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Stoke City host Arsenal at the Bet365 Stadium on 19/08/17 after contrasting results in their respective opening Premier League fixtures. Stoke fell to a 1-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday afternoon, whereas Arsenal twice came from behind to beat Leicester City 4-3 in the season’s curtain raiser. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Stoke just haven’t strengthened enough this summer and look a worse side than at the back end of last season. Although Arsenal still look suspect at the back, I’m expecting them to have too much for the home side here.

Arsenal win - 7/10
Arsenal HT-Arsenal FT result - 7/4

Stoke City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Arsenal

Arsenal saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Arsenal scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played against Stoke City

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Stoke City Form Guide

Stoke City Team Logo

Stoke City

Won

4

Draw

5

Lost

1
W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

20-10-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

23-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

27-10-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

03-11-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-11-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

24-11-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-11-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

01-12-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

08-12-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Arsenal Form Guide

Arsenal Team Logo

Arsenal

Won

5

Draw

5

Lost

0
D A

28-10-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

08-11-2018

Europa League Grp. E

Sporting CP Team Logo Sporting CP

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

11-11-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

25-11-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

29-11-2018

Europa League Grp. E

Vorskla Team Logo Vorskla

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

02-12-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D A

05-12-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

08-12-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Stoke City Preview

The opening weekend of the Premier League season comes with many cliches, none perhaps more relevant to the optimistic Stoke City fan than “it’s just one game” following their 1-0 loss away to Everton. The Potters have been amongst the quietest clubs in the Premier League in terms of transfers thus far and this performance highlighted their need for players as Wayne Rooney’s excellent header sealed the win for the Toffees at Goodison Park. Everton appear to have more gears to move into, but it remains to be soon what the potential of this Stoke team really is, particularly after finishing last season so whimsically. Stretching back to last term, Mark Hughes has now seen his side win just two of their last thirteen Premier League games and the Welshman is now among the favourites to be the first managerial casualty of this season. Whispers of agitation amongst Stoke supporters have far from helped Hughes’ cause, likewise facing Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in their first three home games will do little to relieve the building pressure.

Stoke City Team News

Stephen Ireland (broken leg) is still a few weeks away from returning to first-team action. Ibrahim Afellay (knee) is also missing.

Arsenal Preview

Old habits die hard and Arsenal’s knack of conceding goals will need to get gone quickly if they are to mount a sustained title challenge this season. Luckily, their quality in attack bailed them out this time around against Leicester, although they were forced to come from behind after Alexandre Lacazette’s opener was cancelled out by efforts from Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy. Danny Welbeck equalised before half-time, but Vardy scored again after the break, as it was left to Arsene Wenger’s substitutes to make the telling difference. Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud were introduced on 67 minutes and each scored, with the latter bagging the winner, much to the relief of the drained home supporters. It was a far from perfect display, with mistakes aplenty at the back, but they once again showed how frightening they can be going forward. One bad habit they successfully eradicated last season was their struggles away to Stoke, winning 4-1 in their previous trip to the Bet365 Stadium and will look to take advantage of a manager and team under early pressure.

Arsenal Team News

Laurent Koscielny serves the final game of his suspension for this one, but Per Mertesacker (head) could return. Gabriel (knee), Santi Cazorla (achilles) and Alexis Sanchez (abdominal) are all unavailable.

Stoke City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Arsenal Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Stoke City vs Arsenal Sidelined Players

Stoke City
7 Stephen Ireland Injured
45 Julien Ngoy Injured
14 Ibrahim Afellay Injured
Arsenal
7 Alexis Sanchez Injured
19 Santi Cazorla Injured
6 Laurent Koscielny Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jack Butland 196 95
6 CD Kurt Zouma 190 92
17 CD Ryan Shawcross 191 76
20 CD Geoff Cameron 191 84
18 LM Mame Biram Diouf 185 81
4 CM Joe Allen 168 62
24 CM Darren Fletcher 183 83
11 AM Jese Rodriguez 178 72
3 RM Erik Pieters 183 84
22 AM Xherdan Shaqiri 169 72
10 CF Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 191 91
No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK Petr Cech 196 92
31 CD Sead Kolasinac 183 82
18 CD Nacho Monreal 179 72
20 CD Shkodran Mustafi 184 82
24 RM Hector Bellerin 178 74
29 CM Granit Xhaka 185 82
23 AM Danny Welbeck 185 73
11 AM Mesut Oezil 180 76
8 CM Aaron Ramsey 178 76
15 LM Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 180 70
9 CF Alexandre Lacazette 175 73