Reasons for betting on Stoke City vs Arsenal tip
Arsenal opened this season with a fantastic comeback, indicating that this might be finally the campaign when they are going to reach the title. Now, they will be traveling to Stoke, to face one tough challenge. The Potters are known as the club who collects the majority of their points at home, and they would like to open the season strongly. The Gunners are relying on a tradition which is on their side when looking the past several years.
All in all, this is going to be one hell of a game, without any calculations.
Stoke City overview
One of the oldest clubs in England founded in 1863 had a frequent transfer window. Mark Hughes still fits all the pieces of the puzzle together, and because of all the changes, Stoke has huge oscillations in their game. That was evident in the recent games. Since the preseason started, they had 3 victories and 5 defeats. The game against Everton in the first round, when they lost 1-0, was the first after 5 straight in which both teams have scored. Additionally, in all 5 events, we had seen over 2.5 goals, unlike during the previous seasons when Stoke City played low-efficient matches. It seems that they are going to change that now. Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland will skip this game because of long-term injuries.
Arsene Wenger was very happy after the game with Leicester City. The French manager was on the verge of being booed again. Eventually, his team managed to come back and spare him from such an unpleasant scenes. The Gunners were fantastic in the end, and this could be a significant boost to the morale for them, ahead of the upcoming games.
Once again they are playing very efficient matches. 4 from the previous 5 games ended with over 2.5 goals. But there is one bad circumstance. They were the team who allowed the first goal in those games, and furthermore, Arsenal conceded at least one goal in the previous 7 matches.
It seems that Arsene Wenger and the boys will rely mostly on offense in this campaign. And if by any chance Alexis Sanchez stays in the club, it will be probably one of the top three offensive lines in the whole league.
Alexandre Lacazette already started to pay off, and he was the scorer of the first goal in this season.
Laurent Koscielny will be ineligible for this match because of suspension. Also, Alexis Sanchez will skip this event like the previous one. Mesut Ozil recovered and he is ready to play.
Head to head matches
Arsenal has five straight games without a defeat against Stoke, 4 wins, and one draw. The last time when the Potters won was in 2014 here at bet 365 Stadium 3-2. In all the previous 4 wins, Arsenal scored at least two goals, and in three of them 3 or more.
Prediction for Stoke City vs Arsenal tip
We expect to see another firework regarding goals. Over 2.5 goals is something that you just need to play; simply, the logic demands such an action. Concerning the second bet, we would like that you listen to our hunch and put your money on over 1.5 in the second halftime.