Betting Guide: Hull v Stoke

Last updated : 08 November 2009 By Dan Buxton
Stoke go into this league clash on a four game unbeaten run, and with impressive away form this term. Hull are struggling with a bout of second season syndrome in the top flight and Stoke are not the team you want to visit when you are not in top form.

City are, strangely for an away game, favourites for the game and are available at 8/5 with Bet365, Ladbrokes and StanJames. Hull can be backed at 19/10 with BlueSQ whilst the draw is 12/5 with SkyBet.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this encounter and 1-0 is available at 7's with StanJames, Ladbrokes and Coral. The last times these two met, the Potters won 2-1, and BetFred offer 10/1 on a repeat of that scoreline. City's biggest ever away win over Hull was 4-0, on 8th November 1986.  If you think the Potters will repeat that on 8th November 2009 then Ladbrokes offer 100/1 on that outcome.

Hull may have to grind it out if they are going to win and 1-0 to the hosts is 15/2 with Boylesport, Coral and BlueSQ. Hull won 3-0 at the Brit during Johan Boskamps brief reign and if you think that could be repeated on Sunday then BlueSQ will give you 40/1 on that scoreline. Only Liverpool have beaten the Potters on their travels this season and Hull may have be happy with a point, most bookies offer 8's on a goalless draw and, with four of the last five meetings between these sides ending 1-1, BlueSQ offer 6's on that run being extended.

Ricardo Fuller  is still looking to open his league account. He can be backed at 7's with Ladbrokes to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form, scoring his first league goal for Stoke last week and can be backed at 16's with BlueSQ, Ladbrokes and Coral. Ryan Shawcross is close to a new contract and he is 22's with BlueSQ to grab the opener.

Ghilas is looking dangerous for Hull since his arrival in the summer and is 10/1 with StanJames and SkyBet to open the scoring whilst key man Jimmy Bullard could return from another injury and can be backed at 14/1 with Bet365, PaddyPower and SkyBet. Last season Andy Dawson netted Hull's goal in this fixture and is 33/1 across the board to score first.