As we near the end of the EPL season, fans are already beginning to look ahead to next year’s season. Part of reason that fans have been struck with a sudden desire to divine is because of the league’s decision to disclose via their official Twitter page the official fixture dates for the 2017-18 season. With the quick snap of a keyboard, the EPL influenced online sports betting fans desire to augurate a bit prematurely.
Looking over the current EPL standings, one could argue that fans’ decision to call this season a wrap is not misguided. The end of the season is a little over a month away, and with Antonio Conte’s Blues enjoying a nine point lead over their nearest competitor, Tottenham, it seems more than likely that Chelsea will end up on top once it’s all said and done. Granted, there are 14 games left on the schedule; enough time for a sportsbook competitor to make a push.
Chelsea most recently defeated Arsenal, who is still in contention for a top-four finish, 3-1 this past weekend at Stamford Bridge. So far, after competing in 24 matches, the Gunners have amassed a 14-5-5 records that yields the club 47 points, which ranks Arsenal 4th overall in the EPL.
Manchester City is the team the Gunners are currently chasing as The Citizens are currently enjoying a meager 2-point lead over Arsenal. However, Tottenham’s led over Arsenal is but 3 points, so if Arsenal is able to get lucky this weekend and have the right people lose, the Gunners could make a significant jump back up the rankings.
Of course, in order for that to happen, the Gunners would need to win their Gameweek 25 matchup against Hull City. Considering Hull City’s bottom-of-the-league ranking, the Tigers shouldn’t pose too much of a threat to Arsenal. Nevertheless, let’s check what most EPL betting sites have to say about this pairing.
ONLINE SPORTS BETTING ODDS – GAMEWEEK 25 – Saturday, February 11th
Hull City +1½ (-104) 3 (-116) +885
Arsenal -1½ (-116) 3 (-104) -310
Hull City/Arsenal Draw +460
Coinciding with most fans’ expectations, the Gunners are coming into this contest as the heavy favorites. Recently, Arsenal has hit a spill of bad luck and without a doubt the Gunners will be eager to get the club back on the right track. Arsenal has picked up just 3 points in their last 4 contests, all thanks to a win over Watford on the 31st of January.
Hull City will be coming into Saturday’s contest with a healthy dose of confidence after picking up a huge online sports betting upset victory over Liverpool this past weekend. The Tigers have been able to rack up 7 points in their last 4 games. Unfortunately for Hull City, that impressive run isn’t enough to make up for their early season woes and even after accounting for those points Hull City still ranks near the bottom of the league. Nevertheless, the Tigers will be aiming to deliver an EPL betting upset for the second week in a row.