FM Preview: Stoke City v Arsenal 26 Aug 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 25th August 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and Arsenal at 13:30 on 26th August 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Stoke City v Arsenal fixture
Stoke City prepare to entertain Arsenal at Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 44 games played, Potters have recorded 18 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 11 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was less than a year ago, in April 2012, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 28 Apr||Stoke City||1-1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sun 23 Oct||Arsenal||3 - 1||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 08 May||Stoke City||3 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Wed 23 Feb||Arsenal||1 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 27 Feb||Stoke City||1 - 3||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 24 Jan||Stoke City||3 - 1||Arsenal||F.A. Cup|
|2009/2010||Sat 05 Dec||Arsenal||2 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City haven't lost in their last six home matches, but have drawn four of them. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Gunners, and 5 goals against.
Stoke City's 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Arsenal's 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Stoke City are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win
|Stoke City||Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 3 away games.
6 games since last defeat.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here