Hull City vs Arsenal 03/08/2016 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Predictions
Arsenal vs Hull CIty
Tuesday 8th March 2016 14:45 (ET)
The Line: Hull City 10/3 Draw 5/2 Arsenal 17/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: Bt Sport; Fox Sport
Huge game in Arsenal's season on Tuesday night as the Gunners travel to the KC Stadium to take on a Hull City team who have struggled of late to get wins but have also been very difficult to beat. Arsenal come into this game off the back of three defeats in a row and a draw at Tottenham on Saturday in a game that they were outplayed for long periods but that was due to their midfielder Coquelin getting sent off. Arsenal handled Tottenham well in the first half and scored with their only shot on target in the first half. Arsene Wenger will go to his main men Sanchez, Ozil and Giroud to lead the way here, Danny Wellbeck may well warrant a place in the starting line up but surely Joel Campbell will also get the start as he was Arsenal's best player in their loss to Swansea. The Gunners will look to make it three FA Cup's in a row if they can win the cup this season which would be a tremendous achievement and would surely keep Arsene Wenger in a job after his side have more or less gifted away a league title over the last eight weeks.
Hull City have gone from top fo the Championship to third during a spell which has seen them draw a couple of games, lose to Birmingham and win one. Hull are only four points off top though an three off an automatic promotion spot. Steve Bruce's side is focused completely on promotion in fact Bruce rested most of his starters in the first game between these two and I wouldnt be surprised if he does the same thing here on Tuesday night. While a deep run in the FA Cup would be great winning promotion to the Premier League is worth so much more to the club. Abel Hernandez has sixteen goals this season but will more than likely be on the bench on Tuesday. The great thing about Hull though is they have a strength in depth to compete in one of the toughest leagues in England.
I cant help but feel like Arsenal will want this more. A comprehensive 2-0 loss to Barcelona has left the Gunners more or less out of the Champions League and with the Gunners now eight point behind Leicester City it is tough to see them overcoming that deficit right now. At 17/20 this look a seriously tempting price to me and I am going to take Arsenal here. Alot of value in this price and if as expected Steve Bruce names a weakened side we will see the odds on this shorten significantly.