System Tips, 17.1: Arsenal to win vs Stoke!

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System Bet Predictions, 17.01

  1. Stoke v Arsenal: 2 @ 2.00
  2. St Etienne v Lyon: BTTS @ 1.72
  3. Lorient v Monaco: BTTS @ 1.80
  • System Bet: Doubles (2/3)

* BTTS = Both teams to score.

Stoke v Arsenal Facts & News

  • Stoke are in good form, winning 3 of their last 4 starts and scoring 10 goals in the process.
  • City have already defeated Chelsea, Man City and Man United at home this season without even conceding.
  • Stoke will be without the influential Xherdan Shaqiri who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
  • Arsenal have won 7 of their last 9 games in all competitions.
  • The Gunners showed great character coming from behind twice at Liverpool (3-3) midweek and were unlucky not to take all the points.
  • Arsenal may feature new signing Mohamed Elneny and Alexis Sanchez could make his first start since November.
  • The Britannia Stadium is a venue that the Gunners have struggled at in recent years, but you get the feeling this is different Arsenal this season though, a more robust side.
  • Arsenal surely have their best chance of winning the title for more than a decade.

St Etienne v Lyon Facts & News

  • St Etienne have a good home record (W6-D2-L2) and have scored in 14 out of 15 home games in all competitions.
  • In fact, only champions PSG could boast a better home record than Les Verts coming into the weekend, although Galtier’s side have not yet beaten any of last season’s top 9 on their own turf.
  • In front of a sell-out home crowd St Etienne will be compelled to play to win and ought to take an attacking approach.
  • Defensively the hosts will struggle without captain Loic Perrin.
  • There has been a notable improvement from Lyon in 2016 since the appointment of former assistant Bruno Génésio as coach over the winter break to replace the sacked Hubert Fournier.
  • OL scored 4 times v Troyes (4-1) last Saturday and have the attacking quality to take advantage of defensive uncertainties in the home ranks.
  • The visitors were unfortunate to lose 2-1 away to PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue 1/4-finals in midweek.
  • Lacazette, OL’s leading scorer this season with 9 goals, has admitted that he could leave the club in the summer so this could be his last derby and he will be eager to make his mark.
  • Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons is injured.

Lorient v Monaco Facts & News

  • Lorient have always had a reputation for attractive football, and only leaders PSG and the explosive Nice have found the net more times than the hosts this term.
  • In the same time, only 2 teams have a worse defensive record than Les Merlus.
  • Monaco have been particularly dangerous away from home, scoring 17 of their 27 strikes on their travels.

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