Hull Takes on Fatigued Arsenal at KCOM StadiumPublished September 17, 2016 by Florin P
Hard test ahead for Arsenal on the road at Hull City (3:00 p.m UK Time).
Arsenal resumes its Champions League campaign with a tough match against PSG. Just a couple of days later, it takes on Hull at home, seeking three vital points in the Premier League. They have a couple of players missing due to injuries or suspensions and won’t have an easy mission against the stringy home side. Hull has dropped precious points against top opponents, despite effectively defending for 90 minutes
Refreshing Head to Head Record
Arsenal has won all the games so far at KCOM Stadium and has a crushing head to head record against Hull. However, they have four players missing and two doubtful, while the Champions League fixture took its toll on fitness as well. When they don’t have home pitch advantage, the Gunners tend to be more cautious and without Welbeck they will take even fewer chances upfront.
Recent results have been mediocre at best, as Arsenal has alternated victories and defeats. They were lucky to get away with all three points over the weekend against Southampton after splitting points with Leicester. The inability to keep clean sheets and the fact that they tend to concede so many goals is particularly troubling for Wenger’s side.
One Point Would Do for Hull
The hosts were disappointed to allow a goal in overtime against Manchester United. They brilliantly defended for the entire game and were terribly unlucky to leave with nothing. However, last week they salvaged one point on the road against Burnley. It all evens out for a team whose only objective is to avoid relegation at the end of the season.
As far as punters are concerned, the best choice for betting is to take the +1.5 goals spread at odds of 3/5. bet365 Sports offers such odds for those who trust Hull not to lose by two goals for more. Given their recent performance, the hosts look capable of frustrating a weary Arsenal.