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Arsenal vs Stoke City Match Preview
Arsenal vs Stoke City will be played out at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday, April 1 where both sides have different ambitions. While the hosts will look to keep their slim hopes of finishing in the top-four alive, the visitors will hope to come out of the relegation zone. Check out our Arsenal vs Stoke City prediction and betting tips and make this game more exciting.
The underperforming Gunners have had a mixed Premier League so far, bordering more on disappointment than excitement. Ahead of this Arsenal vs Stoke City fixture, the hosts are sixth in the Premier League table and have a deficit of 13 points on the top-four. Qualification for next year’s Champions League is looking more and more impossible and it increasingly looks like the Europa League is their only way to the lucrative tournament. They come into this game on the back of a three-match winning run, that included two-legged win over AC Milan in the Europa League. Their home form in the league is very promising too, having won 11 of their 15 fixtures (D2, L2). With both their losses having come against the top-scoring Manchester City and Liverpool, it has to be said that the hosts start this game as heavy favourites.
The visitors start this Arsenal vs Stoke City game second from bottom and are three points adrift of safety, though they played a game extra (27pts, W6, D9, L16). It is looking slightly difficult for Paul Lambert’s side, especially with the spirits in the dressing room at an all-time low. Away from home Stoke have struggled and only West Brom have picked fewer points that their eight. Even their defensive struggles are well documented with the Potters having conceded 33 so far and only West Ham have conceded more. Stoke have won only once on their 15 trips so far (W1, D5, L9).
Arsenal vs Stoke City H2H
Arsenal have won four, drawn one, and lost just one of their last six encounters against Stoke.
Arsenal vs Stoke City Team News
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil did not feature for Germany in the international break and question marks persist over his availability. Sead Kolasinac is definitely out while Aaron Ramsey is just back in training.
Charlie Adam will miss out due to suspension for Stoke while Stephen Ireland and Lee Grant are doubtful for this match.
Arsenal vs Stoke City Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech (GK), Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang.
Stoke City: Butland (GK), Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Stafylidis, Fletcher, Ndiaye, Shaqiri, Allen, Sobhi.
Arsenal vs Stoke City Prediction
Arsenal may not have been consistent this Premier League season, but their home form has been exceptional. They went into the international break on a high after beating AC Milan in the Europa League. Now with their entry to the Champions League limited (well, almost) to the Europa League, there are chances that Wenger may not view these games as crucial. However, the hosts have too much quality and the visitors are bogged down by too many problems that we are backing a home win and this game to have more than 2.5 goals.