GunnersGaming by Betsson, Arsenal’s Official Betting Partner, give us the rundown on some of the markets on offer ahead of Sunday's home game versus Stoke...
Sunday sees Arsenal return to Premier League action after a morale-boosting last-gasp win over Marseille on Wednesday night. The Stade Velodrome is a difficult place to go and a return to Emirates Stadium with all three points and a clean sheet will surely inspire confidence as Arsenal look to secure back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season.
Stoke are Sunday’s visitors to the Emirates and you have to go back 30 years for the last time they were able to return from north London with the three points. The Potters were also in midweek action and secured another win as they continue to impress in their inaugural Europa League campaign.
However, the Gunners will be hoping to take advantage of their tendency to suffer from a European hangover having seen their last two European nights followed up with defeats to Swansea and Sunderland. Arsenal will certainly look to capitalise on their extra day’s rest and put Stoke under pressure from the first whistle. Back them to get off to a flier with two goals in the first half at 11/4 (3.7).
Last season saw Arsène Wenger’s side win a hard-fought 1-0 at Emirates Stadium, only to be well beaten 3-1 in the return fixture at the Britannia Stadium. Tony Pulis has turned Stoke into a consistent force in the Premier League with plenty of big-name players now plying their trade for the Potters.
Arsenal are priced at 4/7 (1.58) to win but there would appear more value in backing a repeat of Wednesday night’s events - the game to be level at half time and Arsenal to go on for the win, available at 10/3 (4.2).
If you are confident that Arsenal are starting to rediscover their defensive strength, why not back them to close out another 1-0 at an attractive 5/1 (6.1).
Fancy Ramsey to continue his goalscoring heroics or Robin van Persie to add to his five Premier League goals? Then why not back them to score first? Ramsey is available at 12/1 (13.0) and Robin van Persie at 7/2 (4.5).
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