Hull City vs Bournemouth
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14th January 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull.
Marco Silva announced his entrance into English football guiding Hull City to a 2-0 win over Swansea in the FA Cup fixture last weekend. However, his team was well beaten by Manchester United at the Old Trafford within a space of 3 days in the EFL Cup semi-final. Silva has previous impressed in his stints with Sporting CP and Olympiacos by winning titles with both teams. But it will be an all different proposition here as his main job is to save Hull from relegation. The Tigers are the foot of the Premier League table after managing just 2 wins from their 20 matches this season.
Bournemouth almost snatched a shock win when they host Arsenal on matchday 20 of the Premier League. The Cherries were leading 3-0 at the hour mark before the Gunners strike thrice in quick succession to share the spoils. Truth to be told, Eddie Howe’s men are capable of playing some excellent football at home. Meanwhile they can fall like a house of cards in away games. They have managed just 8 points from their 10 away matches as against 17 points from 10 home games this season.
Hull City vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head stats
Bournemouth broke the voodoo against Hull City by thrashing them by a 6-1 margin when the teams met at the Dean Court earlier this season. Hull were unbeaten in the previous 4 matches with the latest 3 being wins.
Hull City vs Bournemouth: Prediction
It will be fair enough to say that Hull look like a different team since Silva took over. If the show the same fighting spirit as in their previous two fixture, they could edge another win here. Bournemouth have struggled on the road so far this season and this could work well in favour of the hungry Tigers, who are in desperate need for 3 points.
Hull City vs Bournemouth: Bet Tips
Hull City to win at 3.40 (12/5).