Hull City vs Everton
England Premier League.
Date: Friday, 30th December 2016.
Kick-off at 20:00 UK.
Venue: KC Stadium (Hull).
A relegation battling Hull City host a rejuvenated Everton for the match day 19 of the 2016/2017 English Premier League on Friday evening.
Hull City got their win-less run in the Premier League extended to 7 games as they were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City on Boxing Day. This kept them at the foot of the league table and there are plenty of worries for manager Mike Phelan. The Tigers have now failed to score in three consecutive matches and scored 10 goals in the last 4. It must be pointed out that they are a side struggling in all fronts at the moment.
On the other hands, Everton was quick to redeem themselves from a narrow 1-0 defeat in the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool. The Toffees put a strong performance on Boxing Day to defeat the defending Champions Leicester City by 2 goals to nil. Kevin Mirallas and Romelu Lukaku were on target for Everton to register their first win in 7 away games. Everton have now moved up to 7th in the Premier League standings, while Hull City are at the rock bottom.
Hull City: Team News
Mike Phelan will be once again without the services of six first team players through injury. Abel Hernandez, Alex Bruce, Will Keane, Brian Lenihan and Greg Luer are the players in nursing table. While Alan McGregor is a major doubt.
Hull City: Predicted Starting Line-up (3-5-1-1)
Marshall – Davies, Dawson, Maguire – Robertson, Clucas, Mason, Meyler, Elmohamady – Snodgrass – Mbokani.
Everton: Team News
Yannick Bolasie, Muhamed Besic and James McCarthy continue their recovery from respective injuries.
Joel Robles could get another start in goal as Maarten Stekelenburg is yet to retain full fitness. Arouna Kone and Matthew Pennington are two other players who are likely to sit out due to lack of fitness.
Everton: Predicted Starting Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Robles – Baines, Williams, Jagielka, Coleman – Barry, Gueye – Mirallas, Barkley, Deulofeu – Lukaku.
Hull City vs Everton: Head-to-head
The last meeting between the two sides happened in the 2014/15 English Premier League season. Hull City won by a 2-0 margin at the KC Stadium on that occasion to put an end to their 4 match winless streak against Everton. They first leg of the series at the Goodison Park was a 1-1 draw.
Everton are victorious in 5 of the last 9 matches against Hull City, while they lost 2 and drew 2. In the 5 meetings at Hull City’s home ground, they share 2 wins along with a draw.
Hull City vs Everton: Prediction
The Tigers have failed to win in any of their last 7 league games, while Everton’s inconsistent pattern of form have spanned over 11 game. Therefore, both sides are in need of a win to end their different form voodoo.
Coming into this game, Everton looks like the more motivated side; considering their sumptuous away performance at the King Power stadium last match day. Hull on the other hand were dismantled at home last match day, but could be on the great 2-0 memorable win they enjoyed over their visitor 2 seasons ago.
However, this is a high scoring match in the prospect and Everton are sure favourites to win this one.
Hull City vs Everton: Bet Tips
Everton to win at 10/11 (1.90)
Over 2.5 goals at 8/7 (2.15).