Hull City v Stoke City Preview

December 12, 2013 | By

Sky Bet - £30 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountPremiership action Saturday Evening comes from The KC Stadium and features Hull City versus Stoke City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 17:30pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Hull City v Stoke City Preview, Premiership, Saturday 14th December 2013

Hull City head into this game on saturday evening having managed to secure 18pts from their opening 15 matches played this season which has manager Steve Bruce’s side currently sitting in 12th position of the Premiership league table and a win in this game could see them up 5 places depending on how other results over the weekend pan out.

Stoke City head into the game having had a disappointing time of it from their 15 games played having only managed to secure 17pts which currently has them in 13th position of the league table, but manager Mark Hughe’s side will be brimming with confidence as they prepare for this match having beaten Chelsea last time out at the Britannia Stadium 3-2.

Hull City Team News:

Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn and Sone Aluko remain unavailable for the hosts as they continue to receive treatment for respective injury problems. 3-5-2 looks the likely formation that Steve Bruce will use for this game which will see Sagbo and Graham leading the attack up front with support from midfield being provided by Elmohamady, Figueroa, Meyler, Livermore and Tom Huddlestone.

Striker Robert Brady is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 3.

Stoke Team News:

Erik Pieters and Robert Huth continue to recover from respective injury problems and remain unavailable for the visitors and midfielder Jonathan Walters is also absent as he continues to serve a suspension. Mark Hughes will probably stick with the 4-2-3-1 that saw his side beat Chelsea 3-2 last time out which will see Peter Crouch leading the attack up front with support in behind coming from Arnautovic, Charlie Adam and Oussama Assaidi.

Midfielder Charlie Adam is the clubs current top goalscorer this season with 3.

Hull City v Stoke City Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday evening’s game from the KC Stadium will become only the 11th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Hull City have won 2 times, Stoke City have won 4 times with the remaining 4 games having finished all square.

The previous 5 games played between the two clubs show Stoke City having a slight advantage having won 2 with Hull City having won 1 and the remaining 2 games having finished all square.

03/04/10 PRL Stoke City – Hull City 2 : 0
08/11/09 PRL Hull City – Stoke City
2 : 1
09/05/09 PRL Hull City – Stoke City
1 : 2
29/11/08 PRL Stoke City – Hull City 1 : 1
01/01/08 CHA Stoke City – Hull City 1 : 1

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

22 goals have been scored in the previous 10 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 2.20 which suggests that this game should maybe one or two goals scored on Saturday evening.

Hull City v Stoke City Recent Form (Left to Right)

Hull City: L L W L D

Stoke City: D W L D W

Stoke City have the clear advantage on the recent form stats having managed to win 2, draw 2 and lose 1 of their last 5 matches played. Hull City have managed just 1 victory in their last 5 played which they lost 3 and drew 1.

Hull City v Stoke City Match Betting Odds Market

Hull City are the clear favourites to win this game on saturday evening, which will come as a bit of a surprise to a few people, but Steve Bruce’s side have won 4 of their 7 matches played at the KC Stadium which has included a 3-1 win over Liverpool at the beginning of December and with a current best price of 13/10 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers) on offer, I can see some punters being tempted by this.

The Draw should also be considered here as both clubs have been involved in 4 draws in their previous 10 matches played and with little to seperate them in the league table odds of 9/4 with Paddy Power (£50 Free Bets for New Customers) does look decent value here to be on as your main cover bet.

Stoke City will be well up for this game having beaten Chelsea 3-2 last time out and they should not be ruled out of winning this game either despite the online bookmakers going a best price of 13/5 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers).

Hull City v Stoke City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

This is a very difficult game to be confident of predicting a clear winner from as with the overall head to head and recent form statistics favouring a Stoke City win here, the fact that Hull City have lost just once at home this season does seem to put a bit of a spanner in the works as Stoke City have only managed to pick up 4pts on their travels away from home this season.

The Draw does seem an obvious choice here and at decent enough odds it’s certainly worth including, but with 9 of the 10 previous games played between the two clubs having all had at least 2 goals scored it does seem like Total Match Goals 2 or 3 seems to be the perfect choice here.

The average goals per game statistics also seem to agree with this theory and when we look a bit closer at the two sides and see that each club’s current top goalscorer this season has only scored 3 the case becomes an even stronger one as although this match should see a couple of goals, it doesn’t look like seeing more than 3.

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