Arsenal have a terrific record against Stoke, and with Robin van Persie in irresistible form can bag three points and continue on their march up the league.
The Gunners have won all three of their home matches against the Potters in the PL, and come into the game having won six of their last seven games at the Emirates in all competitions.
Stoke, on the other hand, have never excelled in away games against London clubs, winning three and losing 12 of their visits to the capital.
They have lost 4-0 away to Sunderland and 2-0 away at Swansea and seem unable to reproduce their best form when on the road.
No surprise then that Arsenal are general 1.57 chances to make it three premier League wins on the bounce.
That price looks about right, but there could be some better value to be had in markets involving van Persie.
The Dutchman did us a massive favour last week when scoring both goals in Arsenal’s victory over Sunderland to land our first goal scorer and anytime goal scorer bets and a repeat dose could be on the cards.
He has now scored 23 goals in 25 Premier League games in 2011, and it’s not hard to see him adding to that tally.
The red-hot striker is a 4.5 chance with Betfred, Boylesports, Paddy Power and Stan James to net the opener and that makes plenty of appeal.
However even better value surely has to be the even money (2) about him scoring anytime in the 90 minutes.
He is generally odds-on to do so and as short as 1.73 in a place. That makes the 2 on offer with Boylesports and Stan James look an absolute steal.
Given that Stoke have become something of a soft touch on their travels and have have fired in fewer shots on target (21) than any other team in the Premier League there must be every chance of Arsenal keeping a clean sheet.
They are around 2.55 chances to win to nil, but rather than play at those odds I would suggest having a go at a couple of correct scores for a bigger payout.
Arsenal to win 1-0 or 2-0 is my idea of the outcome. The former can be backed at 7 with bet365 and Victor Chandler while the latter is available at 7.5 with bet365 and Paddy Power.