Arsenal are seen as 2/9 favourites by William Hill to defeat a Hull side growing in confidence following their shock win at Anfield on Sunday, as the firm reports their 3/1 on offer for Arsenal to score a header is attracting plenty of support from customers this week.
Arsenal will know that they will need to do a professional job against Hull City on Wednesday night if they are to keep a comfortable gap at the top of the Premier League.
The Gunners managed to maintain their four point gap over Chelsea over the weekend with an impressive 3-0 win against Cardiff in Wales.
It’s likely that Arsene Wenger will rotate several players for the game against Hull in a bid to keep players fresh over the next few weeks meaning that the likes of Theo Walcott and Tomas Rosicky could start at The Emirates.
They are likely to come in for the likes of Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla who have both struggled this season with niggling injuries that have hampered both their form and fitness all season long.
After scoring a brace on Saturday, Aaron Ramsey is likely start once again for The Gunners although he could find himself in a more attacking role with either Rosicky or Mathieu Flamini dropping into one of the anchor roles.
Hull’s comprehensive 3-1 won against Liverpool stunned many on Sunday and saw The Tigers move up to tenth as they continue to defy the relegation predictions made about them at the start of the season.
Steve Bruce will name a virtually unchanged squad ahead of the trip south although experienced defender Liam Rosenior is available once again from injury and could feature from the start on Wednesday night.
Paul McShane and Sone Aluko are still injured and will miss the clash although the impressive performances of Curtis Davies and Jake Livermore at the weekend will make them welcome deputies for Bruce.
After seeing off Liverpool last weekend, Hull will know they can beat the best in the league and will hope they can beat Arsenal just like they did in 2008 when they won 1-2 at The Emirates to the shock of the entire footballing world.
However, this is a different Arsenal side to one from a few years ago and The Gunners will look to minimize the chances of slipping up at home against a tenacious side like Hull.