Posted on September 12, 2015 by ADMIN

Arsenal v Stoke Preview – Expect lots of goals for the Gunners!

The yearly grudge matches against Stoke City always stir up the emotions in Arsenal fans and players alike, especially the ones that were around five years ago to see that horrific tackle on Aaron Ramsey, but the simple fact is that this is the fifth Premier League game of the new season and Arsenal have to put sentiment aside and go out and get the three points.

The bookies have Arsenal hot favourites to win at home as always, and this week’s prices come from the American bookie VitalBet who are interestingly the Official Sportsbook of Manny Pacquiao! An Arsenal home win is currently priced at 1.28. The Draw is 5.99 and the Stoke win is 11.92.

Obviously odds like that do no make the home win very attractive to small-stake punters like me so I am looking for much better value. So far this season, all games for both sides have been very tight, with Stoke drawing twice and losing by one goal twice, whereas Arsenal have drawn one, won two games by one goal and famously lost their opening game against West Ham.

But it has been noted that Arsenal have created more chances than any other Premiership team this season and it is only a matter of time until these chances start to be converted into goals and, on the law of averages, someone is going to get hammered very soon, and why not Stoke. Arsenal have won every single game against the visitors at home since 1981, and in the last ten wins, seven of them have been by two goals or more. The Potters have given no reason for us to think that is likely to change today.

Stoke are ripe for the picking. Their hated captain Ryan Shawcross is out injured, along with Glen Johnson, Mame Diouf and Marko Arnautovic. Plus Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam got sent off last week and are suspended. On the other hand, Arsenal will see the return of their top centre-back pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
I think this is the game that will put Arsenal’s season back on track so I am going to recommend you go over to VitalBet and bet on Arsenal at -1.5 goals on the Asian Handicap at a very reasonable 1.86.

Get on it. Loads of goals today!

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11 thoughts on “Arsenal v Stoke Preview – Expect lots of goals for the Gunners!

      1. KickAssFan___ WENGER HAS FINISHED US

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  1. Fatboy Gooney

    The pressure is all on Wenger to motivate the team today!
    And we all know what happens in these circumstances.

    We need an early goal to settle the nerves down,
    Otherwise this could turn out to be another very disappointing result.

    I hope Sanchez has got his Scud missile boots on today!

  2. Tidan2

    Could be a very good weekend for Arsenal; Chelsea away at Everton may leave them even further down the table, Man U – Liverpool means one of them loses points (hopefully a draw), Crystal Palace – Man City means one of the leaders loses points.

    All we have to do is beat Stoke at home… I’m going to go with the optimistic view and say a team with the most chances so far but atrocious finishing has a great chance to buck the recent trend against a team with a 2 loss, 2 draw record. Good finishing is in fact a must because they will at some point counterattack and probably score.

  3. josh37

    Bojan… Yeah he’s injured mate.
    We’ll see who’s deluded with the end result. If I was a betting man, i’d bet you’ll have something negative to say regardless..

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