Our football match prediction:
Stoke City and Arsenal face each other at Bet365 Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturday’s program. The Potters aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Premier League, but beating the Gunners, who are eyeing a place in the Champions League, is easier said than done. Mark Hughes’ men occupy 13th place in the standings ahead of Matchday 37, but a win over Arsene Wenger’ troops could see them climb to the top half of the table. The Gunners did well to beat Manchester United (2-0) at the weekend, but they need to pick up all three points from the Stoke City game as well if they are to keep their hopes of finishing the season in top four alive. Danny Welbeck scored his second goal of the season against Jose Mourinho’s team and we predict that the former Man Utd attacker is going to lead the line for the visitors in Saturday’s football match against Stoke City.
Highlighted Player (Allen):
Joe Allen is another high-quality footballer from the new generation of Wales internationals, who was part of the team that took Swansea from League One to the Premier League, and he had no problems adapting to arguably the strongest league championship in Europe. Allen operated as a deep-lying playmaker as the Swans impressed upon reaching the elite division, with his excellent passing skills persuading Liverpool to splash £15 million on his services. The central midfielder didn’t exactly manage to develop into an indispensable member of the side at Anfield, but he is considered an important squad player and has always performed well when called upon. Meanwhile, he has been one of the pillars of the most successful team in the Wales history together with Gareth Bale, Ashley Williams and Aaron Ramsey, while even representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Allen started five games for the Dragons as they secured the first ever appearance at the European Championship finals.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title. Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since. Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.