Chelsea v Hull


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Saturday 7 February 2009,

Stamford Bridge

Kickoff: 15:00





Chelsea

 

Chelsea

 

Chelsea lost 2-0 against Liverpool at Anfield in their last league outing, their second consecutive away defeat.


They have won three, all at home, and drawn three of their last eight games; taking 12 points from a possible 24 that were available. The Blues have found the back of the net 9 times and conceded 9 during this spell, as they sit third in the league table.


Chelsea have signed Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma on loan from Inter Milan.


Chelsea will be without Joe Cole (knee) and Micheal Essien (knee), but Ricardo Carvalho (hamstring) could be fit and Frank Lampard will be available after winning his appeal against being sent off his last match against Liverpool.

Best Online Sports Betting Odds for Chelsea:

Bet on Chelsea to win at 1.22 from Boyle Sports or Paddy Power

(see full betting odds further down the page)






Hull


Hull


Hull City drew 2-2 with West Bromwich Albion at the KC Stadium in their last league outing, making a run of eight games without a win since their last league victory (2-1 against Middlesbrough at the KC Stadium).


They have lost six, all consecutively, and drawn two of their winless run; dropping 22 points from the 24 that were available. During their run, The Tigers have found the back of the net 7 times and leaked 21 goals, as they’ve slipped to eleventh in the league.

Hull will do without George Boateng (knee) and Jamie Bullard is a doubt (knee).


Best Online Sports Betting Odds for Hull:

Bet on Hull to win at 19 from Bet365

(see full betting odds further down the page)



Prediction

Chelsea beat Hull City 3-0 at the KC Stadium earlier this season, at a time when both teams were on their best form. This time round, both are on their worst form; however, that of Hull is far worse.


The Tigers cannot buy a win and with Chelsea improving their home form somewhat, The Blues will be confident of a win. Chelsea have won the following game after all three previous league defeats this season, indicating they should respond well from their last defeat.

Frank Lampard’s red card appeal success will give a boost, and as Chelsea’s most in-form player, he could make the difference in this encounter. Also, the inclusion of new signing Ricardo Quaresma could add an element of surprise with Chelsea most likely to make this their fourth successive home win.

Rhydian Howell-Morris

 

Best betting odds for the match from the top online bookmakers:

Match Result

Bookmaker

Chelsea

Draw

Hull

Betfair
Bet365
Boyle Sports
Paddy Power
William Hill
Canbet
888 Sport

 

 

Asian Handicap; Chelsea -1.5, -2

Bookmaker

Chelsea

Hull

Pinnacle Sports
Bet365
Canbet



Total Goals: Over/Under 2.5

Bookmaker

Over

Under

Bet365
Unibet
Paddy Power

 


Correct Score

Bookmaker

Chelsea
1-0
Chls
2-0
Chls
2-1
0-0 Draw
1-1 Draw
Hull
1-0
Hull
2-0
Hull
2-1
Bet365
Boyle Sports
Canbet
Paddy Power



Anytime Goalscorer

Bookmaker

Didier Drogba
Nicolas Anelka
Frank Lampard
Salomon Kalou
Franco Matías di Santo
Michael Ballack
Boyle Sports
Bet365
Paddy Power


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