Arsenal will continue their quest for a third consecutive FA Cup glory as they travel to KC Stadium to play Hull City in their return leg of the fifth round after ending the first leg at Emirates goalless.
Hull City come in to this fixture with high expectation as they were able to hold Arsenal at Emirates and with Arsenal’s recent bad form, they hope to get something out of this game.
Hull City vs Arsenal : Form Comparison
Last Five games
Hull City: DDWDL
Hull have lost only 1 game in their last five outings and have also conceded 1 goal in their last five games too. Also they are poor upfront as they have scored only 3 goals in their last 5 games.
Meanwhile Arsenal who are the favorites in this fixture are currently in a bad form, they have not won in their last five games and have conceded 9 goals in their last 4 games. That’s bad defending.
The most interesting fact in this game is that Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 15 FA Cup matches.
Hull City : Team News
Hull City will likely feature the same team they played in their last game.
Hull: Predicted Line up (4-4-1-1)
McGregor – Odubajo, Davies, Dawson, Robertson – Clucas, Meyler, Livermore, Snodgrass – Diame, Hernandez.
Arsenal: Team News
Petr Cech, Kolscieny and Nacho Monreal have recently joined Arsenal’s injury list to raise the list to 8. The remaining names on the injury list are Carzola, Rosicky, Arteta, Chamberlain and Wilshere.
Francis Coquelin will miss this fixture to serve his punishment for his 2 yellow cards in Tottenham game.
Flamini is likely to replace Coquelin while Giroud might start ahead of Welbeck.
Arsenal: Predicted Line Up (4-2-3-1)
Ospina – Bellerin, Mertesacker, Paulista, Gibbs – Flamini, Elneny – Sanchez, Ozil, Ramsey – Giroud.
Hull City vs Arsenal: Head-To-Head stats
Last five games
Arsenal 0:0 Hull (20-20-2016) FA Cup
Hull 1:3 Arsenal (04-05-2105) EPL
Arsenal 2:0 Hull (04-01-2015) FA Cup
Arsenal 2:2 Hull (18-10-2014) EPL
Arsenal 3:2 Hull (17-05-2014) FA Cup
Arsenal are Unbeaten against Hull City in their last 6 games together, Arsenal have scored up to 2 goals against Hull in their last 4 away games, Arsenal have also won their last 4 away matches against Hull City.
Hull City vs Arsenal: Predictions
Hull City last 4 home games against Arsenal have yielded over 2.5 goals and the matches have all gone to Arsenal as the winners.
This game could go either away giving the poor form of run for the 2 teams involved, but I give it to Arsenal 1-3 in favour of the away team.