FM Preview: Arsenal v Stoke City 02 Feb 2013
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 1st February 2013
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Arsenal and Stoke City at 15:00 on 2nd February 2013 in the Premier League.
History of the Arsenal v Stoke City fixture
Arsenal prepare to entertain Stoke City at Ashburton Grove on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 37 wins out of 47 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ashburton Grove was just last season, in October 2011, with Arsenal running out comfortable 3-1 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sun 26 Aug||Stoke City||0 - 0||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 28 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sun 23 Oct||Arsenal||3-1||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 08 May||Stoke City||3 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Wed 23 Feb||Arsenal||1 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Feb||Stoke City||1 - 3||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 24 Jan||Stoke City||3 - 1||Arsenal||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 17 goals for the Gunners, with 8 goals against.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Potters have conceded 6 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 38 points from their 24 games so far.
Stoke City's 30 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Stoke City, but we do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win
|Arsenal||Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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