Stoke City v Arsenal tips – cagey encounter should suit Potters

One goal could settle Saturday’s encounter between Stoke and Arsenal

Stoke City v Arsenal tips – cagey encounter should suit Potters

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December 5th, 2014

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George Graham’s Arsenal side used to regularly win matches by a 1-0 scoreline and Arsene Wenger’s Gunners have beaten West Brom and Southampton with a solitary goal.

Perhaps the same will happen on Saturday afternoon, with a cagey encounter expected at the Britannia Stadium, although Wenger is sweating over the fitness of several players including Laurent Koscielny.

Mark Hughes is looking to end a run of three straight defeats although he won’t look upon this fixture as a case of simply playing for a point, with Stoke boasting an excellent record against Arsenal at home.

Boylesports go 16/5 about a win for the Potters and any victory is likely to be enjoyed by a slender margin, with a 1-0 scoreline in favour of City backable at 11/1 with BetVictor.

On the flip side, we should probably have a punt on the visitors to win by this scoreline too which means we cover both eventualities should a single goal be scored.

Stoke going ahead would see them shut up shop and Arsenal showed at The Hawthorns that they can also defend a slender lead right until the end.

Stoke to win 1-0 @ 11/1 with BetVictor
Arsenal to win 1-0 @ 13/2 with bet365

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