Hull City vs Stoke City
Date: Saturday, 2 February 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: KCOM Stadium (Hull).
The Tigers’ magic is gone as Hull City claimed only a single point from past two league games. They shipped five goals in the process, drawing 2-2 at Aston Villa and losing 3-0 at Blackburn Rovers.
Such spell of form seriously damaged team’s promotional ambitions as Nigel Adkins and his men sit six points shy of the top-six finish at the moment.
Can they return to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when mid-table rivals Stoke City come to visit KCOM?
The Potters shocked leaders Leeds United 2-1 two weeks ago, but they quickly returned to the old habits falling 0-2 at home to Preston North End last weekend.
The visitors are two points shy of Saturday’s rivals and only a victory here might give them some hop for joining the promotional race in the final quarter of the season.
Hull City vs Stoke City: Head-to-head
These two likes battled it out together in the top flight of the English football two years ago.
Stoke City will rely on the head to head tradition looking for success here at KCOM.
The visitors won 9, drew 6 and lost only 3 of 18 matches against the Tigers.
Hull City only claimed one win in eight home outings against the Potters who head into this off the back of three successive victories in H2H games with the Tigers.
Hull City vs Stoke City: Prediction
Stoke City drew as many as 8 of 14 away matches in the league. They lost only four in the process which is why we won’t back the home win here. Since both teams were fairly easy to break down in recent fixtures, we just can’t imagine any of them keeping their net untouched on Saturday.
Both teams to score is the main bet at 1.80 odds, while braver tipsters can shoot for the draw at a 3.20 longshot.
Hull City vs Stoke City: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).