The FA Cup is back this Saturday as Arsenal take on Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
The game at the Emirates features two of the form sides of their respective divisions, as Steve Bruce’s Hull City take a break from their Championship promotion exploits to test their metal against a Gunners side which is pushing for honours across a number of cups and leagues.
A quarter final appearance is up for grabs in today’s encounter and both sides will relish the prospect of a Wembley appearance.
Arsenal will be expected to progress to the next round but at 4/9 they do not represent a whole lot of value, considering they have a vital game against Bayern Munich next week.
The away win can be backed at a very large price of 9/1 with William Hill, which could offer plenty of value for punters, considering Arsenal are likely to change their side for today’s FA Cup clash.
9/1 would bring home a handsome return but its a price which is likely to be taken on by an Arsenal side which is high in confidence.
A last gasp 2-1 win over Leicetser last week in the Premier League will have boosted confidence levels throughout the side and indeed the club as a whole, and that elusive Premier League title is now genuinely within the grasp of Gunners fans and players.
We’re expecting Arsenal to progress to the quarter final with victory today, although Steve Bruce and his Hull side are sure to provide stubborn resistance at the Emirates.
Predictably, Olivier Giroud looks a cracking shout to get the first goal of the game at a nice looking price of 3/1, while Alexis Sanchez is a slightly larger price at 4/1.
Those looking for a bigger price could take Per Mertesacker to find the net first, with the lanky German defender likely to cause plenty of problems at set pieces and corners.
He can be backed at 40/1, which is likely to get your Saturday off to the perfect start should the German fire in the first goal at the Emirates this lunchtime.