Premier League betting preview: Arsenal v Stoke
Arsenal face Stoke tonight in the evening’s only Premier League clash.
The Gunners are in the middle of a hectic schedule of fixtures but have the chance to close the gap on league leaders Manchester United to one point with a win at the Emirates. Striker Robin van Persie and defender Laurent Koscielny are both out with respective hamstring and back problems.
A win for Stoke could see Tony Pulis’s men climb as high as eighth in the table, though winger Matthew Etherington is a doubt for the visitors with a back injury.
Bet365 make Arsenal the 1/3 favourites to win the match, with Stoke offered at 9/1. The draw is priced at 4/1. Gunners striker Nicklas Bendtner is 10/3 favourite to score the first goal, with Marouane Chamakh offered at 4/1. The leading Stoke player is Kenwyne Jones at 12/1, while John Carew and Ricardo Fuller are both priced at 14/1.