FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 31st October 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and Arsenal at 15:00 on Saturday, 1st November 2008 in the Premier League.
Stoke City play host to Arsenal at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 39 games played, Potters have recorded 15 wins, and Arsenal have come away with 10 victories.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was more than a decade ago, in October 1996, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a League Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2004/2005||Sun 09 Jan||Arsenal||2 - 1||Stoke City||FAC|
|1996/1997||Wed 13 Nov||Arsenal||5 - 2||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1996/1997||Wed 23 Oct||Stoke City||1-1||Arsenal||LGEC|
|1989/1990||Sat 06 Jan||Stoke City||0 - 1||Arsenal||FAC|
|1987/1988||Tue 17 Nov||Arsenal||3 - 0||Stoke City||LGEC|
|1984/1985||Sat 30 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 0||Arsenal||PREM|
|1984/1985||Sat 22 Sep||Arsenal||4 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
The Gunners have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with an unbeaten run in the last six, four of them victories. These six games have produced a glut of goals, with the Gunners scoring 16 and conceding 5.
Stoke City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 10 points from their 10 matches. Arsenal sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 20 points from their 10 games.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Stoke City are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Arsenal running out comfortable winners. Away win
|Stoke City||4 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
|Arsenal||Undefeated in last 6 away games.|
7 games since last defeat.
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