Our match prediction:
As expected, Burnley failed to make life difficult for star-studded Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but they are certainly capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match against Hull City. The Clarets did well to shock Liverpool in their second home game of the season and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of the Tigers. Burnley are tough to beat at home and, no doubt, the clash against Hull City is of big importance for the newcomers, who are eager to secure the top-flight survival. Hull City recorded back-to-back wins over Leicester City and Swansea City at the start of the season and they were on the verge of sharing the spoils with Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United on day 3, but the Red Devils eventually scored the winning goal in the dying minutes of the game. Burnley proved their worth against Liverpool and we predict that the Clarets are going to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash.
Highligted Player (Lafferty):
Daniel Lafferty is a Northern Ireland footballer who plays for Burnley. He signed a deal with Celtic in 2006, but was never handed a first-team debut for the Scottish giants. In 2010 he joined Derry City and it has to be noted that he scored seven goals in 46 appearances for the Irish outfit. Two years later, on 30 January 2012, Lafferty signed contract with Burnley for an undisclosed fee. The left back made no more than one appearance for the Clarets in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign and, as a result, he decided to join Rotherham United on a one-month loan in March, 2015. Seven months later he was sent on loan to Oldham Athletic and he played 15 matches for the League One club. Nonetheless, he returned to Burnley in 2016. Daniel Lafferty made his Northern Ireland debut on 2 June, 2012 in a 6-0 defeat to Netherlands. However, he did not make the Northern Ireland roster for the Euro 2016 finals.
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.