Tottenham Hotspur will host Hull City in the Premier League as they look to bounce back from the disappointing defeat against Manchester United on the weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side has been inconsistent this season as they find themselves in the fifth position in the league table. They have lost just two games so far, but six draws mean they have just 27 points, three points out of fourth place.
In their last game, Tottenham was deservedly beaten by Man United, who scored through Henrikh Mkhitaryan. The defeat means the Spurs lost ground in the top four race, although they are not far behind the fourth team, Man United.
On the other hand, Hull City drew at home against Crystal Palace in a thrilling game. Jake Livermore looked to have sealed the three points for the home side, but a late equalizer from Palace robbed the Tigers of a much-needed win.
Hull has not won their last two games, after being beaten by Middlesbrough the game before. They are currently in the relegation zone in the 18th place. So, the Tigers will be extra motivated to take something out of this game and improve their position in the standings.
Team News: Tottenham
Midfielder Mousa Dembele will be unavailable for Tottenham as he is out with a foot problem. The injury had forced him off in the defeat at the Old Trafford.
Erik Lamela and Vincent Janssen are also missing due to respective hip and ankle injuries. The Argentine player is likely to participate in the Spur’s upcoming matches, but this game is too soon for him.
Pochettino has a selection headache as Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou are pushing for starts. So, it remains to be seen who the team’s manager prefers in the attack.
Tottenham: Predicted Lineup (4-2-3-1)
Lloris – Walker, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose – Dier, Wanyama – Alli, Eriksen, Son – Kane
Team News: Hull City
Dieumerci Mbokani is serving the last of his three-match suspension. So, he will be unavailable for this game. Similarly, Moses Odubajo, Alex Bruce, Greg Luer, Abel Hernandez, and Will Keane are also sidelined due to their respective injuries.
Allan McGregor and Brian Lenihan are facing a late fitness test, and it remains unlikely the duo will feature against Tottenham.
Hull City: Predicted Lineup (4-4-1-1)
Marshall – Maguire, Dawson, Davies – El Mohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Mason, Clucas, Robertson -Snodgrass – Diomande
Tottenham Vs. Hull City: Head-to-Head
Total games: 145
Tottenham wins: 42
Hull City wins: 64
Tottenham Vs. Hull City: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.S., the match will be live on NBC Sports Live and Premier League Extra Time. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found here.
Tottenham Vs. Hull City: Prediction
Quality wise, it is no doubt that Tottenham is the stronger team. They are also not badly affected by the absence of the injured players, while Hull has a significant absentee list due to injuries and suspension.
So, we expect Tottenham to grab all three points against the Tigers in this outing.
Final Predicted Score. Tottenham 3-1 Hull City
Tottenham Vs. Hull City: Betting Tips and Odds
- Tottenham win: 2/9
- A draw: 5/1
- Hull City win: 12/1
- Under 2.5 goals: 6/4
- Over 2.5 goals: 1/2
- Both teams score: even
- Both teams fail to score: 8/11
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Hull City has lost their last five away games (Premier League).
- Hull has not scored in their last three outings (Premier League).
- Tottenham has seen under 2.5 goals in their last four home matches against Hull City.
- Tottenham has not lost in their last nine game vs. Hull in all competitions.
- Tottenham is unbeaten in their last seven home games (Premier League).
The Tottenham vs. Hull City stats were provided by Whoscored.
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