Stoke City v Arsenal tips – cagey encounter should suit Potters
One goal could settle Saturday’s encounter between Stoke and Arsenal
December 5th, 2014
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