Saturday, 24 December 2016

Hull - Manchester City

PICK: Manchester City 1st half AH -0,75 @2,17 PINNACLE 3/10

Match between 3rd and 20th placed team in English Premier league will start on Monday at 18:15 on KCOM Stadium in Hull.

Hull is the worst team of the league right now, but they're performances were not that bad lately. As already said, against West Ham they had great first half, but struggled in second and lost the game. They're still looking for right way to play.

Atmosphere in Man City is much better after 2 wins in row, specially as they won big match with Arsenal in last weekend. Great news are that situation with missing players is getting better, even though, Kompany is still not fully fit, Gundogan is probably lost for the rest of the season and Ag├╝ero still needs to serve one match ban, Fernandinho is back and this defensive midfielder has key role in Guardiola's system here. There are some concerns over Zabaleta, but I think that he will be able to play.

In my opinion we have decent odds here. I think that Manchester City is much stronger side, with capability to trash Hull City. With Fernandinho, they're defensive line will be stronger and more thrust worthy. Who will play in front is not even really important, while I am pretty sure that Hull will have big problems here if they will try to play in the way how they are playing. Many times they are trying to play wide, all over the pitch and if they will continue with this game style, Citizens will have solid chances in almost every attack. We all know that they have problems with conversion rate, but I believe that with good atmosphere they can expand they're win row to three matches. Hull is one of the teams, which is not specially strong in aerial duels, which means that in normal conditions they are not among teams crazily good with winning 2nd balls. As Gundogan said in one of interview, Guardiola has always many many solutions for how to break the opponent, and I believe that after 1 week of trainings, focused only on Hull, they will be well prepared and do big part of job already in first half as we were used to see doing it in start of the season.

FT: 0-3 HT: 0-0

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