Arsenal vs Stoke City
English Premier League
Date: 1st April 2018, Sunday
Kick-off at 13:30 UK/ 14:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London).
Arsenal went into the international break on the back of three consecutive wins which put them back on track after a series of 4 defeats on the trot. They qualified for the Europa League quarterfinals and the tournament remain as their trump card to qualify for Champions League this season. The Gunners are sitting at 6th in the Premier League table with a massive 13 point deficit from the top four. Furthermore, they could fall down from the current spot with the likes of Everton, Leicester and Burnley closing in from an 8 point gap.
On the other hand, Stoke City are 19th in the table and need another 4 points to move to safety. They team managed a humble 6 wins from their 31 matches so far and 1 from their 15 away games this season. The remaining games will be tough on the Potters as they have to meet Tottenham and Liverpool after this. The remaining 3 games to close the season are against West Ham, Crystal Palace and Swansea, all lurking around the relegation waters.
Arsenal vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
Stoke City won 1-0 when the teams met on matchday 2 of the current season. This happened to be their first win over Arsenal since 2014. The Gunners won 4 of the 5 matches in that period.
At home, Arsenal are on a 10 match winning run against Stoke City in all competitions, 9 of those are in the EPL. The latest 4 wins came by 2 goals margin.
Arsenal vs Stoke City: Prediction
Stoke City are traditionally poor away from home and their credentials in that aspect is no different this season. Coming on the back of consecutive defeats and a 7 match win-less run, the team sitting in the relegation zone will find it hard to find motivation at a stadium where they lost 10 consecutive matches.
Despite a lackluster season, Arsenal have not dropped points at Emirates against teams sitting outside the top six. This must be easy points for them, don’t surprise if they run rout on the sorry Potters.
Arsenal vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
HT/FT – Arsenal/Arsenal @ 1.80 odd
Arsenal -1.5 Asian Handicap at 1.88 odd.
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