Hull City - Stoke City Betting Preview: Profit to be made backing another low scoring affair at the KC Stadium

With just 10 goals in seven matches in their Premier League home games this season, our tipster is expecting another low-scoring encounter on Saturday evening
Hull City play host to Stoke City on Saturday evening in what promises to be a hard-fought encounter at KC Stadium.

Steve Bruce’s side earned a battling 1-1 draw against Swansea City at Liberty Stadium on Monday night and will be looking to collect all three points when they play host to Mark Hughes’ charges.

The Potters, though, are in a decent run of form at present and, having recorded an impressive 3-2 victory over Chelsea at Brittania Stadium, the visitors will understandably be in good spirits ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Hull have lost just one of their seven Premier League matches on home soil thus far this season – a 1-0 reverse against Crystal Palace last month – and the Tigers are chalked up at 5/4 (2.25) to claim all three points this weekend.

Stoke have lost just two of their last nine matches in all competitions but it is the Potters’ away form that will give boss Mark Hughes cause for concern ahead of Saturday’s tussle.

The visitors have collected just four points from seven Premier League matches on the road thus far this term, with their only away victory of the campaign so far coming against West Ham United back in August.

Mark Hughes’ men can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) with William Hill to reverse that trend by enjoying victory at KC Stadium while the same firm go 21/10 (3.10) that the match ends all square.

Danny Graham scored his first goal for the Tigers in Monday night’s 1-1 draw against Swansea and William Hill’s special “headline offer” of 4/1 (5.0) that the 28-year-old striker nets at any time in a home win on Saturday may prove popular with Hull backers here.

The same firm go 6/1 (7.0) that Peter Crouch, who scored in last week's win over Chelsea, nets at any time in a win for the Potters – another “headline offer” from the odds compilers.

Hull have conceded just three goals on home soil so far this season and, with Steve Bruce’s side having scored just seven goals at KC Stadium thus far this term, it seems likely that Saturday's meeting with a Stoke side struggling away from home will produce little goalmouth drama.

The 1/2 (1.50) quote from William Hill for fewer than three goals to be scored looks to be too skinny here so punters should, instead, snap up the juicy 2/1 (3.0) quote from the same firm for fewer than two goals to be scored when these sides meet this weekend.

Under 1.5 goals at 2/1 (3.0) 2pts stake with William Hill

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