FM Preview: Arsenal v Stoke City 02 Feb 2013

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

Team P W D L F A P
Arsenal 6 3 1 2 12 9 10
Stoke City 6 1 2 3 7 11 5

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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