Our prediction for this Championship match:
Stoke City will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Luton Town when they welcome Hull City to their Bet365 Stadium. The Potters are not enjoying a season to remember, but the fact that they crushed Reading 4-0 in their last home fixture is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. January signing Axel Tuanzebe has yet to make his Stoke City debut due to the lack of fitness, while all Ben Pearson, Connor Taylor, Nick Powell, and Sam Clucas are sidelined with injuries.
The Tigers, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both QPR and Cardiff in the last two league fixtures. Since Hull City recorded three wins in the last five away games, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting side. Benjamin Tetteh has yet to serve his ban, while all Ebiowei, Traore, Baxter, Sayyadmanesh, Pelkas, and Covil remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Jack Bonham):
Jack Bonham is a professional footballer who was born in Stevenage on the 14th of September, 1993. The 26-year-old, although having born in England, is an Irish International and has featured for the Republic of Ireland's Under-17 team five times.
At the club level, he began his youth career with Watford and signed his first professional contract in September 2010 at the age of 17. Bonham's first-ever professional appearance came on the 4th of May, 2013 as a substitute against Leeds United in the final game of the 12/13 Championship season.
This appearance marked the 1.92 m standing goalkeeper's only appearance in a Watford shirt. Bonham then went on to play for clubs like Brentford, Carlisle United and Bristol Rovers before eventually joining Gillingham at the start of the 2019 season on a two-year contract. He's since featured nine times for the club and kept two clean sheets.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.