Betting Guide: Stoke v Hull

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 02 April 2010

Stoke go into this league clash on the back of last weekends win over Hull and sit 11th in the league and should have enough points to survive. Hull have had a poor season, sit 18th in the league, but are having a mini revival.

The Potters are favourites for the game and are available at 4/5 with most bookies. Hull can be backed at 4/1 with Coral and Victor Chandler. The draw is 5/2 with Bet365, SkyBet and Coral.

Stoke may have to sneak a win in this clash against a side fighting for their life and 1-0 is available at 6/1 with most bookies. The Potters last home win in this game was 3-0 in the early nineties and BlueSQ offer 16/1 that the Potters repeat that. The Potters have conceded a goal quite often lately so a second may be needed and BlueSQ offer 15/2 on a 2-1 Stoke win.

Hull may have to put aside the pressure of being in a basement battle and grind out a 1-0 win. That scoreline is 11's with BlueSQ. Hull have never lost at the Britannia Stadium so could well pick up a win at one of their favourite hunting grounds. It is 28/1 with Boylesports the Yorkshire side win 2-0. This fixture has finished 1-1 on a regular basis lately. Its 13/2 at SkyBet that that score is repeated. 

David Kitson has made a positive impression since his return to the side and could get another start on Saturday if he is passed fit. The hitman is 8/1 with Bet365 to open the scoring.
Ricardo Fuller will be hoping to follow up his recent good form, and drop off from Tuncay, and add to his own league goal total after grabbing a superb solo goal last week and he can be backed at 5's with StanJames and Ladbrokes to net first. Matthew Etherington is in fine form, netting five times this season, and can be backed at 16's at PaddyPower and SkyBet to further his slim World Cup hopes with the first goal. Robert Huth is now getting on the end of a lot of set pieces for the Potters and he is 25's with Ladbrokes to net first on Wednesday. 

Amr Zaki is probably the most dangerous Hull striker and is 9's with most firms to open the scoring whilst Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink scored the winner in the reverse fixture, and can be backed at 10's at PaddyPower. Talisman Jimmy Bullard pops up with his fair share of goals, has a great free kick, and is in the form if his career and this makes his 11/1 odd's, available at Bet365, seem very good value indeed.

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