Stoke City vs Hull City 02/28/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Hull City vs Stoke City
Saturday 28th February 2015 15:00(GMT)
The Line: Stoke City 19/20 Draw 12/5 Hull City 7/2 See the Latest Odds
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While Hull city have managed to get out of the relegation zone the Tigers will look to stay out of it when they travel to Stoke to take on th ePotters at the Britannia Stadium. Hull manager Steve bruce has turned to N Doye and Jelavich as a partnership up front and both have repaid his faith with both scoring in their last two games. Hull pulled out a victory against QPR in the last minute last weekend but this is a tough ask as they face a Stoke team that have won three of their last five at home. Hull themeselves have lost three of their last five away from home and will be relying on their defence when they travel to Stoke on Saturday.
Stoke City have had some up and down persformances of late. They beat Arsenal in the britannia but were poor last week but in a great permoance against Manchester United and have picked up their own performances when playing against the big boys. This is a tough game for Stoke to make sure they dont lose focus. With Crouch, Walters and Diof up front Stoke have plenty of different attacking opions. Mama Diouf to me is the key player for Stoke, especially since they lost Bojan to injury for the rest of the season. Diouf's pace has been a key ingredient and with Stephen Ireland finding his form again the Irish man has been picking passes and making assists since coming back into the team.
Hard to see anything other than a home win here and at a relatively decent price I am going to take Stoke to win. The Britannia has been a tough place for opposing teams to get a result and while Hull have improved recently I am not sure they are going to score enough to beat Stoke. I also think Stoke will want to put in a big perfromance after being beaten 4-1 by Manchester City last weekend.