Arsenal’s 9th English Premier League match of the season will take place on the Emirates stadium against Stoke City. The game will surely be one favoured by the gamblers, although it may be a really tough match. Wenger’s team will attempt to get their third consecutive win after the ones against Sunderland and Marseille and continue to build on their confidence.
Arsenal is rated with a 1.55 odd of defeating Stoke City which, let’s face it, it a very high odd for the way The Gunners have been playing lately. Sunday’s guests have more than 4 times that odd with a 6.5 chance of winning the game.
The biggest issue with Stoke City is that they have very little experience in playing in the European leagues and fatigue might be a big problem for Tony Pulis’ team. Wenger himself declared at a press conference that The Gunners are counting on this to surpass their opponents on Sunday.
If you’re not sure about Arsenal’s form you can choose a two way bet, but the “1X” will only bring you a 1.18 odd which is too small to take into consideration. For those more daring of you the “Handicap” might also be a choice. Arsenal is rated with a 2.40 chance of winning after starting with a 1 goal deficit, but the bet would be fairly risky after the very good game Stoke had in the Europa League on Thursday.
The choice we decided to support for Sunday’s match is the “1” bet. It is indeed a little risky, but a 1.55 odd is one in need of such risks. Arsenal will have no new injuries for the Stoke game except for Jenkinson, so chances are that they will manage to win the game.