Arsenal vs Stoke – Premier League: In 6th place, Arsenal has lost a lot of important players throughout the season
And they still couldn’t deal with those losses consistently. However, the team is talented and capable of playing good football at home, where they have won 11 of the 15 matches they’ve played in the Premier League.
Despite their campaign being disappointing, since they are 8 points behind Chelsea on the fight for top 5.
Arsenal is excellent at home and has a positive +22 goal scoring record at home, having conceded 17 goals and scored 39, being the 2nd best attack at home in the Premier League, only behind the unmatched Manchester City.
Still analyzing their performances at home, Arsenal has won 4 of their last 5 matches, and their only loss was precisely against Manchester City.
However, the most interesting detail is that in all of those wins during that period, the team was able to fulfill the suggested handicap (4-1 against Crystal Palace, 5-1 against Everton, 3-0 against Watford and 3-1 against AC Milan).
Stoke City: The team in penultimate place of the Premier League, Stoke City, is in a bad position, having 3 less points than the teams outside of the relegation zone, while having 1 more match played than them.
Their campaign definitely isn’t good, with a record of 16 losses in 31 rounds, and being the worst defence of the competition, with 58 goals conceded so far and only 1 win away from home in 15 matches played.
Despite having reasonable players up front, Stoke City isn’t able to produce much and defensively their numbers speak for themselves, so their hopes of avoiding relegation to the Championship keep decreasing.
Arsenal vs Stoke – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Winless for 7 rounds, I believe that Stoke City won’t be a fair opponent to match Arsenal’s strength at home, that despite not making a good campaign so far, has been playing their part at home.
I believe this handicap will be no problem for Wenger’s team, that has enough quality and intensity to trounce Stoke this Sunday.
|Arsenal AH -1.5||