The Tigers have been shot-shy on their travels but our tipster is backing goals at both ends ahead of this clash between the two
Arsenal’s dream of winning their first Premier League title in 13 years appears to be hanging by a thread in the wake of their crushing 3-1 defeat at the hands of league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
Arsene Wenger’s men are now 12 points adrift of the Blues at the top of the table and the team from north London know that there is no further room for error if they are to stand any hope of reeling in Antonio Conte’s charges.
On Saturday afternoon, the Gunners welcome Hull City to north London and, while Arsenal are available at just 3/10 (1.30) with Betfair to get their season firmly back on track by winning this one, it is a fixture that it fraught with danger for Wenger’s men.
The Tigers have a terrible record on the road, having lost all but one of their last 10 matches away from home in all competitions, but Hull have hope; they have lost just one of their four Premier League games since Marco Silva took up the reins in Humberside in early January, while Saturday’s visitors will come into this one in confident mood on the back of a hugely impressive 2-0 win against Liverpool last weekend.
Given Hull’s troubles on their travels, it is no surprise to see Silva’s side chalked up at a chunky 10/1 (11.0) to take all three points from this tie, while 24/5 (5.80) is offered that the visitors pick up a precious point as they battle for Premier League survival.
Scoring goals on the road has proven problematic for the Tigers thus far this term, for they have found the net in just one of their last eight Premier League matches away from home and the offer is 10/11 (1.91) that Wenger’s men shut out Silva’s side, while the same firm go 21/20 (2.05) that Arsenal win without conceding.
The Gunners, though, have been leaking goals in the Premier League in recent weeks; indeed, Arsenal have managed just a single clean sheet in their last five league matches, conceding nine goals in those games.
Backing both teams to score would have seen punters profit from 12 of Arsenal’s last 15 Premier League fixtures and, with the Gunners looking vulnerable, that trend could well continue when Silva’s rejuvenated Tigers travel to north London.
The 19/20 (1.95) quote, therefore, for goals at both ends appears to be a solid selection ahead of Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League.