The Stoke City vs Arsenal match is scheduled later today at 12:30 PM EST. It will be happening at the Britannia Stadium in the town of Stoke-on-Trent, England. Although it’s easy to see why people believe Arsenal will win, Stoke can give a surprising
Date and Time: August 19th, 2017 12:30 PM EST
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
TV: NBC (US)
Stoke will be trying hard to make a change. Last year, their performance was really dull. They managed just three points. Three points in their first seven matches. This is a situation that the Stokers will be trying to remedy, perhaps even desperately. Jese Rodriguez, who is on loan from Paris Saint Germain, might be the game-changer. That is what the team believes as well.
With the new addition on Stoke’s offense, this might be the match where Stokers change their fate. The lineup is evidently stronger than what it was last time. Manager Mark Hughes says that the team will try to improve on their bad performance. He also points out that their last match with Arsenal wasn’t good and they will try to change things this time.
Arsenal is a strong team in the Premier League. It’s easy to believe that most will predict an Arsenal win. Fans are believing Alexandre Lacazette will once more find his way to the net. Francis Coquelin, Per Mertesacker, and Shkodran Mustafi are back in the team, improving the stance a bit further.
Checking Arsenal’s performance might make one think that they will lose, but experts believe they won’t. Arsenal delivered a shaky performance (but with a good score) against Leicester. Further, Arsenal is known to dwindle away from home. Still, hopes are on Arsenal as they are stronger and more professional team. In fact, when you take into account the fact that Arsenal is unbeaten in five latest Premier League meetings with Stoke (one being a draw), their victory today seems more likely.