Arsenal and Hull do battle at the Emirates for a place in the FA Cup fourth-round draw in a repeat of last season’s final and the Gunners’ main man is boosted to start the scoring by Ladbrokes.
To accompany the live teatime kick-off the firm are cranking up the excitement by enhancing Alexis Sanchez’s odds from 3/1, out to 4/1, to break the deadlock.
Arsenal’s Chilean superstar needs no introduction to discerning football punters as the Gunners’ top scorer this season, with a handsome tally of 15 to his name already.
Nine of those strikes have hit the net first meaning this wager makes all kinds of statistical sense.
During his first few months in English football Sanchez has made a mockery of the ‘bedding in period’ for foreign players, sending shockwaves through the Premier League.
The lightning-quick forward has tied defenders up in ribbons since making his £32m switch from Barcelona and on the evidence so far every penny of that money was wisely spent.
As if this bet needed any further talking up, Sanchez has already bagged the opener against Sunday’s opposition this season.
When Steve Bruce brought his Tigers to town in October, it was Sanchez who struck first inside 13 minutes at the Emirates.
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