FA Cup Last 16 Action: Hull City vs ArsenalPublished March 8, 2016 by Sol FH
The Gunners seek to knock Hull City out of the FA Cup, but need a win at KC Stadium tonight at 19:00 GMT.
In the first leg of the FA Cup matchup between Arsenal and Hull City, the Gunners were held to a 0-0 draw at the Emirates. In what was one of Hull's best performances of the FA Cup, the Tigers are looking forward to tonight's matchup, with Arsenal struggling to win games lately.
Arsenal have won the FA Cup in the last two years of competition and are eager to lift the trophy for a third-straight time. The Gunners will need to play without their star Goalkeeper Petr Cech, and without Laurent Koscielny (calf), while Francis Coquelin is still suspended.
Hull are at 100%, which is good news for the Tigers, as they will need all of the help they can get. They may have the ability to knock Arsenal out of the competition, with the Gunners not having won a game in the last five matches. Hull have not been able to beat the Gunners in their last five home matches against them. KC Stadium has been good to the Tigers, winning their last three FA Cup home games.
Led by the incredible goaltending from Eldin Jakupovic, whom saved 11 shots in the first leg, Hull have a great chance of moving onto the next round. They will need to get back to scoring goals, but with good defensive play like in the first round, Hull could upset top-tier Arsenal and move on.
The winner of this match will go on to the quarter-finals on Sunday to face Watford.
FA Cup Online Wagering
bet365 Sports is offering tons of pre-match and live in-play wagering markets for both the FA Cup matches and the Champions League games tonight at 19:45 GMT (Wolfsburg 1.50 v Gent 7.00 and Real Madrid 1.40 v Roma 8.00). Arsenal are the outright favorites tonight at Hull, as bet365 has odds posted in their favor at 1.72 to Hulls' 5.50. A draw rings in at 3.80, which could be the result after '90 minutes of play, but expect Arsenal to win tonight.