Hull City vs Chelsea
England – FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: KCOM Stadium (Hull).
In spite of their recent stumbles, Chelsea are still one of the best teams in England, while their counterparts are a mid-table team in the Championship. In addition, the Blues also have a history of huge h2h domination over the years, and coupled with their determination to get back to form, the Blues are adjudged the favorites this weekend.
Hull vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Chelsea recorded a huge 4-0 win, which was also in the FA Cup.
- The combined scoreline for the prior seven fixtures is 17-2, in favor of Chelsea.
- Disregarding a 1-1 draw in 2010, Chelsea have won every single one of their visits to this venue since 1999.
- Chelsea scored a total of 21 goals from the last seven h2h encounters at this stadium.
Hull vs Chelsea Match Preview
Chelsea are struggling to find the level of consistency they had shown in the earlier phase of the season. Periodic losses have taken the confidence out of the players, and they are in urgent need for some rejuvenation.
Just the last match-day, the Blues failed to record a win over the struggling Gunners, even with Arsenal reduced to ten on the pitch due to a red card.
This cannot go on any longer, and the team need to take things seriously as they are entering the business end of 2019-20.
A crushing win on the road, even against a team from the lower division could go a long way in restoring things to normalcy.
Hull vs Chelsea Prediction
Hull were on the road in the previous round, and had taken on Rotherham. In the closely-contested, high-scoring affair, Hull won with a scoreline of 2-3. Keep note that the winner for the guests had come in the 90+2nd minute.
Meanwhile, Chelsea recorded a one-sided 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the third round.
As things stand this weekend, Chelsea are the overwhelming favorites. They are not only a complete league above Hull, but are, and have been a usual suspect for the title, or if not, a spot on the podium.
The Blues will be eager to make the most of this fixture, considering this is a comparatively easier battle, compared to the ones they usually take part in. The team are looking to get back to their winning groove, and this match-up against a Championship outfit will help a lot in that regards.
Moreover, Chelsea were unbeaten in five of their last six matches, and had scored two or more goals in four of their previous six games.
On the road, they have lost just four times this whole season, and three of those had been against Manchester City, Manchester United, and Everton. In fact, at one point in the season, the Blues were on a seven-match winning run in away games.
On the other hand, Hull are on a losing streak of two fixtures, and failed to score in both. They also have lost their last two home games, and in fact have recorded a total of just six home victories this whole campaign.
Moreover, Chelsea are on a seven-match winning run against this opponent, and recorded a combined scoreline of 17-2 from these games.
In addition, since 1999, disregarding two draws, Chelsea hold a 100% winning record against this opponent, and at this venue, discounting a single draw, Frank Lampard’s men have won all of their visits.
Finally, Chelsea have scored twice or more in all of their h2h visits to this venue except just once in the last twenty years, whereas Hull failed to score in four of the previous six such clashes.
Taking into account all these factors, it’s concluded that Chelsea are in line to deliver a massive win this weekend over Hull.
Hull vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 1.50 (1/2).