The start of the season in the English Premier League has been a bit of an odd one, with newly promoted side Hull City starting the campaign off with two upset wins while normal high-flyers Arsenal were winless in their first two games. The script has since flipped, though, with Arsenal winning two straight while Hull have scored just one goal since then.
Now the two teams meet in Hull, each hoping to earn their third win of the season. On talent, Arsenal should win easily -- for as lively an opponent as they've been this season, Hull's squad is nowhere near the level of the Gunners' players. They've certainly managed to punch above their weight this season, but with Arsenal looking solid both domestically and abroad over their last few matches, Hull might wind up being a welterweight trying to out-punch a heavyweight. And in this case, the heavyweight also has a speed advantage, which will make things even more difficult for Hull.
There's every chance that they can catch Arsenal in a post-Champions League hangover, or that a smart game plan can wreak havoc. They've got the home-field advantage and rest on their side, making fans hopeful of an upset -- but a lot of things are going to have to go right.
To watch this match online in the United States, you can stream it on NBC Sports Live. The match won't be shown in England, but for streaming options in other countries you can check out LiveSoccerTV.
TV: Premier League Extra Time (U.S.)
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. local
Venue: Kingston Communications Stadium, Hull, England