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 and Hull City have different reasons for needing three precious points in the Premier League when the two teams meet at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
The Gunners will be glad to return home but will also know they are all but out of the title race after losing 3-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last week. Now it's all about maintaining their place in the top four and sealing UEFA Champions League qualification spots for next season—Arsenal's players and beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger no doubt know they could have achieved much more during the campaign.
By contrast, Hull have been revived since Marco Silva succeeded Mike Phelan in the dugout. However, the Tigers still find themselves in the bottom three, even after taking four points from matches against Manchester United and Liverpool.
In comparison to Hull's bid just to stay in the division, Arsenal keeping a place in the top four could be called a "champagne problem." Still, a Gunners faithful unsettled by the collapsed title challenge will accept nothing less than a commanding win.
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. But, to be on the safe side, we recommend an Asian handicap of +1.5 for the away side.
Arsenal vs Watford: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap: Hull City +1.5 at the odds of 2.025.