Arsenal take on Stoke at the Brittania Stadium this weekend in the second game of the season, and the Gunners have always found it hard going up there so I am surprised to find that the Gunners are as short as 4/5 with Coral to win the game, although the Gunners showed great fighting spirit to get a dramatic late win over Leicester last week.
Stoke have had many comings and goings over the summer, and they were maybe a little rusty last week when they got beaten by a Wayne Rooney winner at Goodison Park and with this being their first home game the price of 10/3 for them to win is maybe a bit high considering their improvement over the last few seasons. They used to be known as a big long ball side but they have been bringing in much more quality ball players in recent times and Mark Hughes has been making them into a very hard team to beat, especially at home. Coral have the draw priced at 11/4 and that may be a more likely outcome with Arsenal being very short of defenders at the moment. It is notoriously difficult to predict results in the early stage of the season, but if you fancy a bet in this game it may be worth checking out this coral 2017 betting offers review and having your bet with the bookies own money if you take advantage of their bonus offer.
At the end of last season the Arsenal destroyed Stoke 4-1 at the Brittania, but the Potters had absolutely nothing to play for while Arsene Wenger’s side were fighting hard to try and get back into the Top Four. They ultimately failed by just the one point and Wenger will now be desperate to get a fast start to get Arsenal back up among the elite where they belong, and although Alexis Sanchez is not expected to feature, the new arrival Alexandre Lacazette is hungry to continue his brilliant scoring record from Ligue 1 in the last three seasons and is sure to start.
So for my favourite bet on this game, I am going to go for Lacazette to score and Arsenal to win @ 7/5 from Coral, and Arsenal to continue their quest to stay up top with the leaders….