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Hull City V Arsenal
Monday 4th May. 8PM. Sky Sports 1
This week’s Monday Night Football comes from the KC Stadium as Steve Bruce’s Tigers look to roar towards safety against high-flying Arsenal.
However, the Gunners have plenty to play for themselves as they look to close in on Champions League qualification. The stage is set for a fascinating battle between last year’s FA Cup finalists and it should be a thrilling spectacle for the neutral.
Bring it on!
Hull To Make It Three In A Row?[quote_right]Hull City have lost five and drawn one of the last six Barclays Premier League games against Arsenal, including defeats in all three games at the KC Stadium.[/quote_right]Back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and Liverpool have given Bruce’s men a fantastic chance of staying up and the Tigers would love to complete their hat-trick of surprise victories by defeating the Gunners.
Senegalese striker Dame N’Doye has certainly added another dimension to Hull’s attacking play, whilst the manager will also be thrilled to see his side tighten things up at the back with consecutive clean sheets. Arsenal will undoubtedly pose a huge challenge, but Bruce has got to be happy with his own players.[quote_center]Looking for a decent bonus? Grab up to £200 in free bets when you sign up to Bet365 today[/quote_center]
Despite those recent victories, though, Hull aren’t scoring many goals at the KC and have posted just 18 in their previous 16 home ties. They’ve additionally lost more than they’ve won and know they could be put under the cosh by the league’s second best travellers.
Hull won’t be expected to win this one and anything will be viewed as a bonus. However, showing no fear worked wonders against Liverpool last Tuesday and we’d expect another bold approach from the home side here. At this stage of the season, anything is possible.
Arsenal To Complete Dazzling Double[quote_right]The Gunners have won eight and lost none of the last nine meetings with Hull in all competitions.[/quote_right]Despite the obvious disappointment of failing to beat Chelsea last Sunday, Arsene Wenger’s men remain the Premier League’s in-form side and will be eager to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 13 matches on Monday night. Judging by local head-to-head results, the Gunners couldn’t ask for a better opponent.
Arsenal have won their last three trips to the KC Stadium and haven’t been beaten by the Tigers in seven previous Premier League meetings. Furthermore, the Gunners will take confidence from January’s FA Cup victory over Hull at the Emirates and should be extremely confident of taking another giant leap towards a top four finish.
The Gunners are firing on all cylinders right now with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, Oliver Giroud and Alexis Sanchez all performing well. Perhaps more importantly, though, Francis Coquelin has provided solid protection to an equally in-form backline that seems to have unearthed another gem in Hector Bellerin.
Chelsea’s defensive masterclass just about managed to contain the Gunners; the chances of Hull repeating that feat are slim. Expect the Gunners to blow the Tigers away.
Hull City V Arsenal Betting Tips
Unsurprisingly, the Gunners are odds-on favourites to seal three points at the KC Stadium and are available at 4/6 with Bet365. However, if you fancy Hull to cause an upset then the Tigers can be backed at 4/1. Meanwhile, the draw is priced 14/5.
Forget Hull’s recent victories, if Arsenal bring their ‘A’ game then there will only be one winner and we’re expecting a big response from Wenger’s men following that disappointing stalemate with Chelsea.
The Gunners will be determined to start strongly and we’re backing them to take an early lead en route to another comfortable win over the Tigers.
[quote_center]HT/FT: Arsenal/Arsenal @ 7/4 with Betfred[/quote_center]
Hull will be up for this match but if Arsenal break the deadlock then it could be a long way back for the Tigers; fortunately, previous results means that it probably won’t matter too much in terms of their Premier League survival.
As for Arsenal, three points would all but seal yet another year of Champions League football and they should confirm that with ease. As an outside bet, we think 3-0 could be a potentially very rewarding selection.
[quote_center]Arsenal to win 3-0 @ 14/1 with Bet365[/quote_center]