FM Preview: Stoke City v Arsenal 08 May 2011

Last updated : 07 May 2011 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Stoke City v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 42 games played, Gunners have recorded 11 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2009/2010 Sat 05 Dec Arsenal 2 - 0 Stoke City Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 24 May Arsenal 4 - 1 Stoke City Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 01 Nov Stoke City 2 - 1 Arsenal Premier League
2004/2005 Sun 09 Jan Arsenal 2 - 1 Stoke City F.A. Cup

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Stoke City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, During these games, Potters have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 3.

In complete contrast to Stoke City, Arsenal are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Gunners have hit 10 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Stoke City's 43 points from 35 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

Arsenal's total of 67 points from their 35 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

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

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Arsenal are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Britannia Stadium with a well-deserved point. No-score draw

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Stoke City Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Arsenal Not won in previous 2 away matches.

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