FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview

Last updated : 04 December 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Arsenal v Stoke City fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Stoke City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 34 wins out of 44 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Emirates Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2009, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4-1 thriller, in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sun 24 MayArsenal4-1Stoke CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Gunners, with 6 goals against.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. While the Potters have hit 4 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Arsenal's total of 25 points from their 13 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Stoke City's 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

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

Arsenal may be coming up against a decent side in Stoke City, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Gunners. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal 23 games since last home draw.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Stoke City Not won in previous 3 away matches.