Match: Stoke City – Arsenal Betting Tips and Predictions
Date: January 17, Sunday, 2016
Start time: 16:15 GMT
Stoke City host Arsenal in a match of the 22nd round of the “Premiership”. The match is Sunday, January 17, from 14:15 GMT at “Britannia Stadium” in Stoke.
“The Potters” are in good form lately and climbed to 7th place in the standings. They have 32 points in their asset and behind four of the 4th Tottenham. Striker Jonathan Walters enjoyed a great start to 2016, having scored in three of his four appearances in league and cup tournaments. Walters be submitted to level against Arsenal, having scored in the last two against against this rival at “Britannia Stadium”.
In the upcoming match team manager Mark Hughes will not be able to rely on one of their best players – Xherdan Shaqiri. This should not be a problem for offensive power of the team as Marko Arnautovic and Ibrahim Afellay showed good game and created a lot situations in front of the opposing team.
Premier League leader Arsenal won only one of their last five away matches, recording two draws and two losses. In the last round Londoners missed victory during his visit to Liverpool, having controlled the game and had advance almost to the very end of the match, but Joe Allen brought the point for Liverpool with a goal in the end of the game.
Consecutive strong game this season played striker Olivier Giroud, who scored two hits in the door of Simon Mignolet. The Frenchman scored nine goals in his last nine games. He scored in the match against Stoke of “Emirates” earlier in the season when Arsenal won 2:0.
Arsene Wenger will be without a lot players in this game. Among the absentees are David Ospina, Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin. But it is expected to finally Chilean star Alexis Sanchez to return to the game after missing from the land for nearly three months.
This will be a tough game for Arsenal, who historically do not do well as a guest against Stoke. It is difficult to predict the final outcome of the match, but looking good in the offensive game plan for both teams and i expect both teams to score.