Chelsea vs Hull City – Betting Tips and Predictions

After two consecutive defeats in the league, Chelsea got back to winning ways with a 3-0 home win over bottom-placed West Bromwich Albion on Monday. The Blues will be aiming to make it two wins in a row when they host Championship strugglers Hull City in the fifth round of FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on Friday night. The West London side were dragged to the replay, and then penalties, by Norwich City in the third round, but they were quite comfortable in disposing of Newcastle United 3-0 in the…

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Who’s it going to be – Crystal Palace, Swansea or Hull City?

The relegation battle in the Premier League has seen some teams fall off in the recent weeks and it seems to be taking one final look. Sunderland and Middlesbrough occupy the last two spots and are almost certain to suffer relegation. The likes of Leicester City, Bournemouth and Burnley, have pulled away of late while West Ham defeated Swansea in a crucial six-pointer on the weekend. As things stand, it appears that one out of Crystal Palace, Swansea and Hull City would accompany Sunderland and Middlesbrough to the Championship next…

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Relegation battle shaping up to be more interesting than the title-race

It is shaping up to be a one-horse title race in Premier League this season. Following their 3-1 win over Arsenal, Chelsea have further cemented their claim on the title. Liverpool’s defeat to Hull City left them in a vulnerable position too. As things stand, the Blues have a formidable nine-point lead over second-placed Tottenham. It appears that Antonio Conte’s side would run away with the league title in the Italian’s first season in England. However, if you are looking for real suspense and drama, then you need to follow…

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Hull shore up team with multiple deadline-day signings

Hull City began in the season with a bit of a squad crisis, a dire lack of summer recruitment and subsequent injuries ensuring that the Yorkshire club were understaffed for the new season, a situation which resulted in dismal results for the side, culminating in manager Mike Phelan’s sack just over a month ago. This January, however, the club have done a great deal at attempting to bolster a lacking squad, with a series of deadline day signings ensuring that the loss of talisman Robert Snodgrass to West Ham is…

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Deadline Day Confirmed Deals- Ranocchia joins Hull City, Pato moves to China and more

With only few hours left in the January Transfer Window, let us take a look at the confirmed deals from the deadline day. Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia joins Hull City on loan Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia joins @HullCity on loan until the end of the season: https://t.co/dPhyWQE6yr pic.twitter.com/PjMp4hnfPt — Premier League (@premierleague) January 31, 2017 On the face of it, Ranocchia (28) looks like a bit of a coup by the Tigers. Ranocchia replaced Zanetti as Inter captain and was a key figure at Inter before Mancini’s arrival in…

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Transfer Roundup 25th January- Hull accept Snodgrass bid, Niang to join Watford & more

Only six days to go before the Winter transfer window draws curtain so let us take a look at the top stories from today concerning the transfer activities across Europe: HULL CITY ACCEPT  £10 MILLION BID FOR ROBERT SNODGRASS FROM A PREMIER LEAGUE SIDE Burnley have had a bid believed to be in the region of £10 million accepted by relegation-battling side Hull City for Robert Snodgrass. Middlesbrough and West Ham were also interested in Hull City’s leading goalscorer (9) with the former having submitted an equivalent bid albeit the add…

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Hull star set for exist as club lines up replacement

Hull City have accepted a £10M Burnley bid for star man Robert Snodgrass, according to a report from Sky Sports. Snodgrass, who reportedly rejected a contract extension back in December, perhaps due to a perceived lack of ambition by the Yorkshire club, could be set for a move to Tuff Moor. The 29-year-old Scottish winger has single-handedly kept Hull’s hopes of surviving the drop alive this season, with his nine goals and four assists across all competitions proving to be the difference on various occasions. Hull have previously rejected bids in…

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Transfer Roundup 23rd January- New Zlatan Signs For Dortmund, Hull chasing Liverpool man and more

With just over eight days left in this dramatic winter transfer window of 2017, we take a look at the hottest transfer stories from today: NEW ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC ALEXANDER ISAK SIGNS FOR BORUSSIA DORTMUND The youngest Swedish goalscorer became the highest-earning teenager from his country after Borussia Dortmund completed his signing from Swedish side AIK Solna. The 17-year-old was linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid but joined the Bundesliga side for a sum believed to be £8.6m. LIVERPOOL WINGER SET TO JOIN HULL CITY FROM SPORTING…

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Transfer Roundup, 22nd January- Zarate Returns, Snodgrass Bid Rejected, Payet To Depart

With just 9 days left in the winter transfer window, the deals are taking place thick and fast while several transfer sagas are taking shape in tandem. Let us take a quick look at the transfer stories from today: MAURO ZARATE RETURNS TO PREMIER LEAGUE, JOINS WATFORD ON LOAN Former Birmingham, QPR and West Ham striker, who was plying his trade for Fiorentina, has been loaned to Watford and is understood to have arrived in England and has successfully completed his medical at Vicarage Road. SNODGRASS LEFT OUT OF HULL…

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Chelsea – Kings of England?

September 24th, 2016. The Men in Blue walk down the tunnel dejectedly, it is still only half-time, but an unknowing spectator would think they just got relegated. Three down. They were three down at half-time, goals from a brilliant front three of Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil ensuring that their rivals would have bragging rights for months to come. Word on the street predicted doom for the new Italian manager. Fast forward three months later. 13 league games, 13 wins to match the Premier League record, 32 goals…

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League Cup fourth-round draw throws up mouth-watering clashes

League Cup fourth-round draw, which took place on Wednesday night, has thrown up some very exciting ties. In the most exciting tie of the round, Manchester clubs will face each other for the second time at Old Trafford this season. City have already defeated United 2-1 in the league this season. In another eye-catching tie, last year’s runner-up Liverpool will host Tottenham at Anfield. There is also a London derby on the cards, as Chelsea will travel to London Stadium to take on West Ham United. North London club Arsenal…

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Snodgrass continues to shine as Rhodes remains on the side lines

From Middlesbrough’s team in each of their five English Premier League games this season, there has been one notable absentee, Jordan Rhodes. The 25-year-old striker played an important role for Middlesbrough as they were promoted from the Championship last season, whereby after joining the club from Blackburn Rovers in January he scored six goals in 18 appearances. Despite that, so far this campaign Rhodes has yet to make a competitive appearance in any competition, since as well as being unused in the Premier League, he remained an unused substitute in…

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Twitter thinks Leicester City might get relegated this season

The new season of Premier League finally kicked off this weekend, but things didn’t go quite as planned for current champions Leicester City. The Foxes started their season with a 2-1 defeat at recently promoted Hull City and became the first Premier League champions to start their title defence with a defeat. The Tigers were the better team on the day and deservedly won the game in front of the home crowd. Following the game, many football fans have already started tipping the Foxes for relegation this season. The story is…

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Hull enjoy winning return to the Premier League

Hull enjoyed a dream return to the Premier League, as they started the new season by producing a courageous performance to surprisingly defeat reigning champions Leicester. Hull overcome adversity to secure win Despite being managerless and having only 13 senior players available, Hull defied their current problems to record an unlikely but deserved victory over an uncharacteristically lacklustre Leicester, who became the first team to begin a Premier League title defence with a defeat, since Arsenal did so in 1989, when the Gunners lost to Manchester United. In stoppage time…

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Hull urgently seeking successor to Bruce

Hull’s City hierarchy are set to begin interviewing potential new managers, as they intensify their efforts to find a suitable successor to Steve Bruce, according to the Guardian. Since Bruce’s resignation, Hull are understood to have drawn up a shortlist of five managerial candidates, with one of those believed to be the former Everton manager Roberto Martinez. Martinez among a quintet of candidates Martinez, who also previously managed Swansea City and Wigan, was sacked by Everton at the end of last season. Nevertheless he left the club after enjoying an…

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Injury crisis hampers Hull’s plans for the new season

Hull City have only 14 outfield players currently available ahead of the new season following the revelation that Moses Odubajo is to be sidelined for six months with a knee ligament injury, as reported by the BBC. Excellent 2015-2016 season for Odubajo After joining Hull for £3.5m from Brentford at the start of last season, Odubajo made 42 Championship appearances for the Tigers during a promotion winning campaign. Despite missing out on automatic promotion, Steve Bruce’s side secured their return to the Premier by winning the Play-Offs, as they beat…

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Championship Season Review – Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Middlesbrough

Hull City: 4th (promoted via play-offs) Manager Steve Bruce offered to resign after failing to keep Hull in the Premier League in 2015, but the club managed to convince him to stay on. That persuasion eventually paid off as the club returned to the top-flight at the first attempt by coming out on top in the play-offs. They were in the mix all season as a strong start immediately had them among the promotion contenders. The only early blemishes came in away defeats to Charlton Athletic and fellow pace setters…

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Four teams fighting for the Premier League’s jackpot

Brighton, Hull City, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday will compete for the most lucrative prize in English football: promotion to the Premier League. Deloitte claim promotion to the Premier League this season will be worth at least £170 million, which in this case assumes the promoted side gets relegated after just one season in the top flight. It is estimated clubs can count on an additional £95 million in revenue per season in the Premier League plus £75 million in parachute payments across the following two seasons if they are relegated,…

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Five Premier League players who were hit with drug bans

In today’s major football news, Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has decided not to contest his positive drug result and he is now set to face a ban from UEFA. In view of this latest development, we take a look at five other Premier League footballers who have previously received drug bans. 5) Jake Livermore (Hull City) Before Sakho, Livermore was the most recent instance of a Premier League footballer failing a drug test. He was tested positive for cocaine following a 2–0 win against Crystal Palace in April 2015. On 15…

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Manchester United to battle Arsenal for defensive duo

Manchester United have not given up in their pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos. Recently, Goal reported that the Brazilian defender has agreed on personal terms with Barcelona. However, according to the Sun, United and Arsenal are still hopeful in their pursuit of the 21-year-old. Marquinhos is behind his compatriots Thiago Silva and David Luiz in the pecking order at PSG and has struggled for first-team opportunities during his time with the Paris club. He has previously stated his desire to leave the Ligue 1 champions in his quest for regular playing…

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Twitter celebrates Olivier Giroud ending his Arsenal goal drought

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Olivier Giroud had failed to score a goal in his last ten appearances for Arsenal. However, the French striker hit the net twice in the Gunners’ 4-0 return win against Hull City in the FA Cup. Not surprisingly, Twitter celebrated the 29-year-old’s brace like crazy… Olivier Giroud scores his first goal in 774 minutes of football for Arsenal in all competitions. Drought over. pic.twitter.com/O3TZAqAD7K — Squawka Football (@Squawka) 8 maart 2016 1 – Olivier Giroud’s goal was the first that Hull City have conceded in a competitive home match since…

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Top 10 most important strikers in The Championship

With almost three quarters of the season behind us, it’s time to look at some of the most remarkable statistics in The Championship, England’s second tier football league. Hull City is leading the way, being trailed shortly by Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton, while also Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are not done contending for promotion to the Premier League. At the bottom, three clubs are in serious trouble, as Charlton, Bolton and Rotherham have to make up a lot of ground to avoid being relegated to the League One. But who has…

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Arsene Wenger: “FA Cup win was vital for my future at the club”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he might not have continued in his job with the club if his side had failed to win the 2014 FA Cup final, accoring to ESPN FC. The Gunners faced the daunting task of ending their nine-year trophy drought when they encountered Hull City in the final of the cup competition at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014. The North London club didn’t get off to the best of starts and were down 2-0 within eight minutes of the start. However, they crawled…

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FA Cup Round Five Preview

The last 16 of the FA Cup is when a number of clubs normally begin to feel that they may just have a chance of winning the famous trophy in May, and many of the big guns make up the names that remain in the competition, with six of the Premier League’s current top seven involved in the eight fixtures to be played over the course of this weekend. Having triumphed in each of the last two seasons, Arsenal are the team to stop and they begin proceedings with a…

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Arsenal fans fear that their FA Cup campaign is already over [Tweets]

Arsenal fans don’t like referee Mike Dean. Earlier this season, following the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, they even started a petition to prevent him from taking charge of the Gunners’ games in future. The petition managed more than 100,000 signatures. Statistics suggest that the North London’s winning rate under Mike Dean is less than half of their average rate. So when FA decided to put Dean in charge of the Arsenal’s FA Cup tie with Hull City, it didn’t go down well with the fans. They already fear…

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