Arsenal vs Hull City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 11th February 2017
Kick-Off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London.
Arsenal’s Premier League title bid has been dealt a serious blow when they were thoroughly beaten by arch rivals Chelsea. The Gunners sit at 4th in the league table with a 12 point gap behind London rivals Blues.
They were coming after a shock 2-1 home defeat to Watford in the previous week. This was their first defeat at home since the 3-4 loss to Liverpool on match-day 1.
The fans started calling for Wenger’s head, but they will be disappointed with the board’s decision to hand him a new contract.
Truth be told, Arsenal have no realistic chance of winning the title. Their only chance will be to meet the usual fourth placed finish, according to football betting tips for today.
Hull City are a much improved side under the tutelage of Marco Silva. The Tigers produced a solid display to earn a 2-0 win. The most impressive part was their excellent work at the back, which gave Liverpool no clear cut chance through out the match.
The confidence will be high at the Hull City camp. They have now earned points against two top Premier League sides. It was a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford to start with, which was complimented by the win at home against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Hull are 18th in the league table and a win against Arsenal could see them move out of the relegation zone.
Arsenal vs Watford: Head-to-head stats
The Gunners are unbeaten in the last 13 matches against Hull in all competitions. There has been 10 wins and 3 draws during the period. Arsenal has scored a minimum of 2 goals in 12 of them.
The most recent meeting was the 4-1 away win at Kcom Stadium in the reverse leg of the current season.
Hull’s last win over Arsenal was in the 2008/09 Premier League season, which came in their away trip to London.
Arsenal vs Watford: Prediction
It is a fair argument that Arsenal are going through a big slump in form. The defeat against Chelsea was expected, but the home defeat to Watford was a big surprise.
Hull have a poor record in away matches. But they have shown hugely improvements in recent meetings. And this will be a tough test for the struggling Gunners.
The Tigers are under no pressure to deliver a result, while the same cannot be said about the hosts. Thus, Hull have a good chance to take at least a point from this match.
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