Opta Big Match Stats: Crouch to have a say at Arsenal

Peter Crouch has a formidable record against Arsenal

Judging by these Opta trends, Stoke will score but suffer defeat on their latest visit to the Emirates...

"Peter Crouch has scored eight Premier League goals against Arsenal."Recommended Bet: Back Peter Crouch to score in Arsenal v Stoke @ 4/14.8

Arsenal v Stoke
Sunday, 13:30
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Match Odds: Arsenal 1/21.51, Stoke 7/18.0, The Draw 7/24.6

The Gunners have won their last 12 home games in a row against Stoke

While there have been several recent Stoke victories over Arsenal, including one last month which led to Arsene Wenger being abused by his club's fans when boarding the train home, the Gunners' awful memories are exclusive to the Britannia Stadium. At the Emirates, as was the case at Highbury, Arsenal always outshine Stoke. In four of their six Premier League collisions in the capital, the north Londoners led at both half time and full time. They have also been ahead after 45 and 90 minutes in each of their past five triumphs against all opponents this season.

Recommended Bet: Back Arsenal to lead at half time and full time @ 5/42.26

Arsenal have gone six games without a clean sheet in the Premier League

Stoke have performed better against teams in the top half than those in the bottom this term and it is in the goals scored column that it becomes most evident. They struck home and away against Man United, fired three times past Arsenal in the reverse fixture, notched twice at Tottenham and earned a 1-0 win at champions Man City. Though Arsenal have only lost once at the Emirates in the Premier League in 2014/15, they are open to giving their guests something to celebrate, shutting out just two of their nine.

Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1/12.02

Peter Crouch has scored eight Premier League goals against Arsenal

Those eight strikes make Arsenal the side that he has scored against more than any other besides Blackburn (also eight) in the Premier League, and it took him a mere 19 seconds to break the deadlock when the pair met in December. The giant will also be encouraged by Opta's revelation that Burnley alone have conceded more headed goals in this Premier League campaign than the Gunners' nine.

Recommended Bet: Back Peter Crouch to score @ 4/14.8

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