Monday, May 4, 2015

Hull City vs Arsenal 
Competition: English Premier League
Match date: 4 May 2015
Kick Off Time: 20:00 BST
Venue: Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull 

After two wins in a row, Hull are now 4 points above the relegation zone. Last weekend they won against Crystal Palace 2:0 and on Tuesday they played a postponed game against Liverpool. M. Dawson scored in minute 37′ and it was the only goal in this game, they won 1:0. This 6 points made them jump from 18th position to 15th. They are also on the 15th place in home table, from 16 games played they gained 19 points with five wins, four draws and seven defeats. Hull won 3 of their last 5 home games played, that’s a really good statistic for a low table team. They lost to Chelsea FC, but we can say that this score (3:2) was unlucky for them. It was Hull who had much more situations and The Blues scored 3 goals with just 3 shots on target. On the beginning of the season, they drew 2:2 at Emirates against Arsenal. They were leading 2:1, but in +90 Danny Welbeck equalized. Steve Bruce said that Nikica Jelavić is back in full trainings and should be available for the Mondays game. He missed last 5 league games and he’s the best scorer of the team with 8 goals scored.
Arsenal team are really great in recent weeks. Unfortunately for them, last weekend they drew goalless against Chelsea. This score ended their great streak of 8 wins in a row in English Premier League. They also definitely lost chances to win the Premier League with this score. Currently they are on the 3rd place in league, they have 67 points – same as the 3rd Man City, but Arsenal have a worse goal difference. Of course we must say that The Gunners played one game less than the Citizens. Arsenal won last 7 away games in all competitions. In away table they are on the 2nd place with 30 points gained from 17 games, their record is nine wins, three draws and five losses. This is something unusual, but there are no injuries problems at Arsenal currently. Arsene Wenger told us during the pre-match press conference that only M. Debuchy has some minor injury and all other players are in full training. Arsenal won 8 from their last 9 games played in all competitions against Hull, but we must remember that in recent games they had lots of problems against them. Year ago in FA Cup final, Hull City were leading 2:0 and Arsenal won 2:3 in overtime. Also in last league match between them we had a draw (2:2). Both Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud are top scorers in the team with 14 goals in EPL this season.

Probable lineups:
Arsenal: Ospina – Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal – Coquelin – Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanchez – Giroud.
Hull City: Harper – Chester, McShane, Dawson – Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Quinn, Brady – Aluko, N’Doye.

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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