Hull and Arsenal offer up a taster of what next month’s FA Cup final will be like when the sides meet at the KC.
It’s the visitors who have it all on the line though, with Champions League qualification far from assured.
With Hull all but guaranteed a place in the top-flight next season, it wouldn’t be unreasonable for punters to side with the Gunners’ 4/5 for victory under the premise that Steve Bruce’s side will allow the intensity to drop.
Do not be lulled by either this sense of security or the sweet-sounding price, though, when the far more appealing 7/2 about a Tigers win stands a better chance of fattening your wallet.
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If you lump the lot on the hosts there’s £105 in it for you and here’s why it must be done:
Despite their favouritism, Arsenal have won just one of their last eight on the road.
A quick glance of the formbooks makes for dreary reading from a Gunners perspective, with this diabolical away effort taking a large slice of blame pie for the capitulation of their title challenge.
Their only win in this octet of encounters came at White Hart Lane against Tottenham and they can count themselves fortunate to have got that.
Hull, on the other hand, have vanquished three of the last four foes they’ve entertained on Humberside.
To further boost the Tigers’ claims for success is the fact that they didn’t concede in any of the games that comprise the aforementioned trio of victories.
Arsene Wenger’s outfit have mustered just the one goal on their previous four top-tier away days.
Again, Spurs were the unfortunate backline to be breached, but Stoke, Chelsea and Everton all were comfortable in their efforts to stymie the north Londoners’ wearisome attack.
When the Yorkshiremen win – a feat we’ve ascertained they’re going to repeat – they tend to do it without concession, with 12 of their 16 bested adversaries unable to banish the bagel from their half of the scoreboard.
With Arsenal out of luck in front of goal and Hull fledgling clean sheet specialists, it may be worth dabbling on the monstrous 23/4 about a home win to nil here.