FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 23 May 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Stoke City fixture

Arsenal play host to Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 33 wins out of 43 previous matches.

The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was just over four years ago, in January 2005, the Gunners carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 01 NovStoke City2 - 1ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Sun 09 JanArsenal2-1Stoke CityFAC
1996/1997Wed 13 NovArsenal5 - 2Stoke CityLGEC
1996/1997Wed 23 OctStoke City1 - 1ArsenalLGEC
1989/1990Sat 06 JanStoke City0 - 1ArsenalFAC
1987/1988Tue 17 NovArsenal3 - 0Stoke CityLGEC
1984/1985Sat 30 MarStoke City2 - 0ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 8 conceded.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Potters's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 69 points from their 37 games. Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 45 points from their 37 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Stoke City is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Gunners in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Stoke City 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.