Our football match prediction:
Stoke City are on a four-game losing run in the Premier League ahead of the visit of Hull City. Despite taking the lead after 44 minutes, the Potters eventually suffered a 2-1 loss to Liverpool at the weekend and, no doubt, Mark Hughes’ men are low on confidence at the moment. Stoke City are only eight points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Matchday 33, meaning that Saturday’s football match is of big importance for the hosts. The Potters are capable of making life difficult for top-table teams when playing at home and we predict that they will pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash against the Tigers. Hull City recorded a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough in their last home fixture, but they were outplayed by Man City at Etihad Stadium at the weekend and seeing that their away record is anything but good, the relegation strugglers are unlikely to upset the Potters at Bet365 Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Bruno Martins Indi):
Bruno Martins Indi was born in Portugal, but his family quickly moved to Rotterdam, where he joined Feyenoord’s youth set-up in 2005. Netherlands international has made his professional debut in 2010 with Feyenoord, where he spent four years as mainstay before a move to FC Porto on the back of impressive display at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Bruno Martins Indi spent most of his career playing as centre-back, but he can equally fill in on various positions in defence. Bruno Martins Indi had been deemed a victim to the extreme recolution in Porto’s central defensive department, having fallen out of favour with Nuno Espirito Santo and even being punished with a place in Porto’s reserves. During the summer transfer window the 24-year-old defender insisted on a move away from the club with Premier League being his preferred destination. On the final day of the transfer marked Bruno Martins Indi has been set to Stoke City on a season long loan.
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.