Hull City have the opportunity to return to winning ways when they face Stoke City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. The hosts suffered their first league defeat in two months in the previous matchday but they are still within six points off the playoff positions. Stoke, meanwhile, are just two points behind their counterparts but their run has been unimpressive with the sole triumph in the past six matches. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hull suffered their maiden league defeat after 10 games with Blackburn Rovers beating them 3-0 in the previous weekend. The match was the first time they had failed to score since November.
Stoke were on the losing side in the last matchday where Preston secured a 2-0 win against them. The Staffordshire outfit have now succumbed to defeats in three of the previous four games.
The Bet365 Stadium witnessed the previous meeting between the sides in August which Stoke won 2-0. Hull’s last home game against Stoke was three years ago and that also went in the latter’s favour by the same score. Our betting tips and predictions favour a Hull win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hull City win at 2.70[/bet_tip_now]
Stoke are given a price of 2.80 for an away triumph but the result appears unlikely based on their struggles on the road. The Potters have managed to pick up regular points on their travels but most of those have resulted in high-scoring draws. Stoke will undoubtedly have their chances to breakthrough Hull’s defence this weekend but the hosts have a better scoring prowess of late. Our preview is to go with a Hull win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hull City win at 2.70[/bet_tip_now]
Hull City and Stoke City draw odds: 3.10
Stoke City win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
Hull have excelled in the scoring department in the past five matches and they have netted 15 goals which is just one-fifth of what Stoke have managed in the same interval. Hull should fancy a comfortable triumph, but a clean sheet remains doubtful with Stoke scoring in nearly 80% of their away games this season. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Hull 3-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hull City 3-1 win at 19.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Hull have been free-scoring since December and the trend has continued into the New Year. Their last four matches have produced at least three goals and the outcome has been similar for Stoke with two of the previous three games involving more than two goals. Our total goals prediction fancies more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jarrod Bowen has been the headline-maker for Hull over the past month and he goes into this game with six goals from the past five matches. The forward has opened the scoring in three of those and he can be fancied to repeat the feat, as he has also been entrusted with the penalty-taking duties of late. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Bowen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jarrod Bowen at 6.40[/bet_tip_now]
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