FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 23rd May 2009
The game between Arsenal and Stoke City in the Premier League on Sunday, 24th May 2009 at 16:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City travel to take on Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 33 out of 43 times.
The last time the two teams met at Arsenal was just over four years ago, in January 2005, the Gunners carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a F.A. Cup match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 01 Nov||Stoke City||2 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Gunners in those games, with 8 conceded.
Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Potters's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.
Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 69 points from their 37 games. Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 45 points from their 37 games played so far,
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 have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Arsenal may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Arsenal||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Stoke City||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.