Considering Arsenal Vs Stoke City match preview, it seems easy to say the possible winner of them but reality does not follow the statistics always. This both teams are the contenders of English Premier League (EPL) and EPL is one of the largest and most popular league football competition in the world where top twenty clubs from England and Wales used to participate every season. So, no doubt the Gunners and the Potters are also potential though it seems team Stoke City shows poor performance between them continuously but they have also the ability to defeat the Gunners and it needs to remember that the match will take place at Stoke City’s home venue which will give them confident. Arsenal Vs Stoke City match preview has provided below.
# Arsenal Vs Stoke City Match Preview:
- Match Between – Arsenal Vs Stoke City
- Date – 19th August, 2017
- Day – Saturday
- Start at – 17:30 (BST)
- Tournament Name – English Premier League (EPL)
- Season – 2017/18
- Edition – 26th
# Hosting Venue:
bet365 Stadium is the home venue of Premier League contender Stoke City and prepared for hosting the upcoming match between Stoke City and Arsenal. The stadium is formerly known as Britannia Stadium. The stadium is not so big but seats capacity is 27,902 reportedly. Desso GrassMaster is the field surface of the ground. The ground opened in 1997 as the replacement of Victoria Ground and the building cost was £14.7 million.
# The Gunners Vs The Potters (Head to Head):
Arsenal and Stoke City both are oldest clubs in EPL and so, they have already faced against each other plenty of time and the matches number is 94. But, as according to the calculation, Arsenal always regards as one of the top as well as Big Four team in EPL and so, it would tough to defeat them always. Considering the fight between them, the Gunners won highest 48 times where the Potters won 25 times so far. 21 matches finished with draw. Considering their last five head to head statistics, the Gunners won four times with no loss. One match was drawn.
# Possible Best XI of Arsenal & Stoke City:
|SL No.||Arsenal Players||Stoke City Players||Remarks|
|1.||Petr Cech (GK)||Jack Butland (GK)|
|2.||Per Mertesacker (Captain)||Erik Pieters (DF)|
|3.||Nacho Monreal (DF)||Ryan Shawcross (Captain)|
|4.||Hector Bellerin (DF)||Geoff Cameron (DF)|
|5.||Rob Holding (DF)||Marc Muniesa (DF)|
|6.||Mohamed Elneny (MF)||Joe Allen (MF)|
|7.||Granit Xhaka (MF)||Xherdan Shaqiri (MF)|
|8.||Alex Oxlade (MF)||Ramadan Sobhi (MF)|
|9.||Alexandre Lacazette (FW)||Giannelli Imbula (MF)|
|10.||Alexis Sanchez (FW)||Mame Biram Diouf (FW)|
|11.||Alex Iwobi (FW)||Peter Crouch (FW)|
|#||Arsene Wenger||Mark Hughes (Manager)|
# Recent Performance of Arsenal:
Arsenal’s recent performance are not as expected. Considering their last five matches, they won just one match and drawn twice but also lost two times so far. As one of the Big Four, they need to show their best performance regularly.
# Recent Performance of Stoke City:
Stoke City, on the other side, managed victory twice times but faced defeat thrice. Their performance is not good as well. They are not regarded as the favourite but sometimes, they can make victory against any clubs. They finished their last season of EPL by standing 13th position on the point table.
# Arsenal Vs Stoke City Match Prediction:
Considering the lineup of both Arsenal and Stoke City, the Gunners have far better line up with strongest midfield and attacking division. And also statistics are on their side. So, the prediction is – Arsenal 3 – 1 Stoke City.