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Hull can continue miraculous escape with Arsenal victory

| 03.05.2015

Hull are hanging precariously above the relegation zone with just one point acting as a safety net. Their run in isn’t the kindest, but recent performances should be enough to boost the confidence ahead of Arsenal’s visit to the KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce’s side have only managed to beat one side from the current top eight at home, but encouragingly for them it came very recently, against Liverpool last time out.

With Burnley, Tottenham and Manchester United all remaining on the Tigers’ fixture card, the former Sunderland tactician will be eager to secure as many points as quickly as possible to seal the club’s top-flight survival.

It’ll be no mean feat doing that against the Gunners, who last tasted Premier League defeat back in February and have only failed to score once in their last 20 matches in all competitions.

Hull are therefore lengthily priced to cause an upset, with Ladbrokes affording them odds of 17/4 for a victory here, but in the strange world of late-season football, it could just be a winning price.

Few would have expected Hull to rack up two consecutive victories having gone six without victory heading into the home straight of the campaign.

Similarly, Leicester, West Brom and Sunderland have all shown in this very matchweek, what teams fighting for survival are capable of with their backs to the wall.

From an Arsenal point of view, looking to Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez to bulge the net is among the best betting strategies for the match.

The Frenchman has bagged 10 in his last 13 for the north Londoners and is rated at a profitable 11/10 to score at anytime, while the former Barcelona man has three in his last four and is given a price of 5/4.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.