Arsenal-Hull City Betting Preview: Back Oliver Giroud to tame the Tigers

Steve Bruce’s men will be hoping to record another shock win over Arsene Wenger’s side when they visit the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday
Hull City travel to the Emirates to keep a date with table-toppers Arsenal three days after securing their first ever win against Liverpool at the KC Stadium.

Arsenal have won ten of their last 12 games in the English top-flight league and are hot favorites to make home advantage count at 1/5 (1.20) according to Ladbrokes to crush their newly-promoted opponents.

The Tigers sprung a shock 2-1 win on their first ever visit to this stadium five years ago but have lost all four meetings between the sides since then and are 15/1 (16.00) underdogs with Ladbrokes to come out on top in this one.
The hosts are yet to draw a home game this season but you can get odds of 11/2 (6.50) on them gaining a solitary point against a team who have not seen a single stalemate on the road in the league so far.

With a tricky run of fixtures that features games against Everton, Napoli, Manchester City and Chelsea before Christmas, Arsenal can ill-afford a slip-up against Hull. Arsenal’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has conceded a mere 10 goals this term and you can count on him to keep a clean sheet 8/13 (1.61).

Bruce’s side well this season, as they have conceded fewer goals than Manchester United so far and restricted high-scoring Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton to just under two goals apiece in previous fixtures

Hull’s five-man backline will therefore be quietly confident of putting up a fight against an attack that has scored just 13 goals in their last nine matches, and odds of 1/6 (1.16) offering tempting value on first half goals over 2.5.

Wenger will be without the services of Lukas Podolski, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain  and Yaya Sanogo for this encounter and even at this they are priced at 3/4 (1.75) to win to nil.

Oliver Giroud leads the goal market with odds of 11/4 (3.75) to net first while his teammate Aaron Ramsey is available at 11/2 (6.50) to set the Emirate alive with the curtain raiser. Ramsey has netted 13 times in all competitions for Wenger's side this season, and his efforts have undoubtedly helped France striker Olivier Giroud shoulder the scoring burden.

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