Premier League Betting: Hull City vs. Arsenal

Steven Suarez

Thursday, April 17, 2014 2:32 PM GMT

Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 2:32 PM GMT

The Gunners have put together two straight victories and also get an influential figure back from injury. Can they keep these positive vibes going when they travel to take on Hull City in a Premier League battle this Sunday? We have our soccer odds preview ready.

Odds Overview
Though they won't be in front of their own supporters in London, the Gunners are still favored at right around -130 to win this weekend. 

Hull City can be found in the +375 to +400 range, with a draw mostly trading at approximately +275.

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Hull City
As most other teams, the Tigers have had their fair share of ups and downs this season, but it's largely been a positive campaign for Steve Bruce and his men. They currently occupy the 13th spot in the standings and appear relatively safe from getting relegated, seeing as how they're six points ahead of the bottom three.

After squeaking by with a 1-0 league win over Swansea City two weeks ago, Hull City kept it going with a fabulous 5-3 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-finals this past weekend.

It was a hugely entertaining affair from start to finish. Yannick Sagbo, Matty Fryatt, Tom Huddlestone, Stephen Quinn and David Meyler all scored for the Tigers, who have now earned a spot in the finals of the competition, set to take place on May 17th.

Who will they face off against? Well, it will be this same Arsenal outfit of course.

We'll get a teaser of that showdown this weekend, with the Tigers having the luxury of playing at home this time around. They've protected their own pitch well, posting a 7-4-6 record with standout results against Liverpool (3-1 win) and Tottenham (1-1 draw).


Arsenal
We last saw the Gunners in action in a midweek domestic encounter against West Ham. Arsene Wenger's men looked in control in a 3-1 victory at the Emirates.

Lukas Podolski got man of the match honors thanks to his brace, with Olivier Giroud also getting on the score-sheet. Arsenal was actually down 1-0 but battled back in style and got the crucial three points when everything was said and done.

Since Everton slipped up at home to Crystal Palace, the Gunners now move back into the fourth spot and control their own destiny again in terms of finishing in that top four.

It's sure to come down to the wire though and nothing ever comes easy in the Premier League, especially when playing away from home. Arsenal has logged nine wins and two draws but have also lost six times in 17 away matches so far. In all, they've allowed more goals (30) than they've scored themselves (27).

Nonetheless, the squad should receive a huge boost with the impending return of Mesut Ozil, who's been out for quite some time due to injury. The Gunners have missed his creativity and flair in attack.


Premier League Pick
Call us crazy, but we expect Hull City to give Arsenal a lot of problems on Sunday.

If we've learned anything from the Premier League this season, it's that anything can happen, and it's hardly like the Tigers have been struggling. They just earned the right to compete in the FA Cup final and that's sure to give them loads of confidence.

Hull City has also proven to be very tough to break down when at home, having allowed a mere 16 goals in 17 matches. We're on the lookout for another disciplined performance and will therefore back a draw as one of our soccer picks for this weekend's soccer action.

Pick: Hull City 1 Arsenal 1

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