Premier League preview and odds: Hull City vs Stoke City

Premier League

Published: 20/10/2016

Premier League preview and odds: Hull City vs Stoke City

October 22, 2016 15:00pm - KCOM Stadium

Premier League

Premier League new boys Hull City will look to break a six-game winless run when they welcome 18th-ranked strugglers Stoke City to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Four defeats in a row for hapless Hull

Hull City started the season in the best possible fashion by securing back-to-back wins at home to the reigning Premier League champions Leicester City and away to Swansea City.

Since then, the Humberside club have been on a downward spiral, having lost five and drawn one of their subsequent six games. In their last four defeats, they have conceded a total of 17 goals, six of which came away to AFC Bournemouth last weekend.

Prior to that defeat, the Tigers announced that Mike Phelan has been given the Head Coaching role on a permanent basis after being installed as a temporary replacement for Steve Bruce back in August. Since the beginning of the campaign, the Yorkshire side have conceded at least one goal in all of their home matches.

Meanwhile, Stoke City will be hoping that last weekend`s 2-0 win over Sunderland will spark a revival after a torrid start to the season. Mark Hughes men failed to win any of their first seven Premier League matches and have spent the season propping up the table alongside David Moyes` Black Cats.

Last week`s comfortable win lifted them above Swansea into 18th place, level on points with newly-promoted Middlesbrough.

The Potters have conceded at least one goal in all of their away matches so far and have scored in all but one. In their last away match, they held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw and are now undefeated in their last three matches.

Team news

Hull City still have some major injury concerns with seven players still out of action. The current list features Andrew Robertson (calf), Diemerci Mbokani (hamstring), Greg Luer (knee), Moses Odubajo (knee), Alex Bruce (achilles), Brian Lenihan (knee) and Allan McGregor (back).

Meanwhile, the visitors will continue without the services of Glen Johnson (thigh), Jack Butland (ankle), Stephen Ireland (leg) and Ibrahim Afellay (knee).

Recent form (League)

Hull City: LLLLD

Stoke City: WDDLL

Betting odds and tips

With Hull unable to keep a clean sheet at home and Stoke suffering from the same problem on the road, Both Teams to Score looks like a decent shout.

You can back Both Teams to Score at 21/20 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

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Any odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of publishing (20/10/2016) but are subject to change.

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