Saturday, November 28, 2009
PREMIER LEAGUE MANCHESTER CITY- HULL CITY
City did us a favour at Liverpool last weekend and they must be kicking themselves for not collecting the three points that were clearly there for the taking. They have got into the nasty habit of drawing games they should win, but I expect to see them at their best today,against an inferior opponent, in a game they should run away with.
Hull have collect seven much needed points from three home games, but have ridden their luck at times in that sequence coming back from one down against Stoke , two down verses West Ham and nearly blowing a three goals lead against Everton in midweek. The last two were very stressful, high tempo, mentally draining games played in the past seven days and there might well be a let down today, especially returning to the stadium where many of their problems stemmed from last season. This was the venue where Phil Brown kept his players on the pitch at half time in a 5-1 defeat, I doubt many will have any positive memories returning here today and remember, football like a lot of sport is played as much between the ears as with the ball.
We will surely see goals today, the visitors last 13 starts have seen six of those produce four or more, with Hull ending up on the winning side only once in those games. The Sky Blues have both scored and conceded in ten of their last eleven matches, with seven producing at least four goals, more are on the cards today and most should be in the visitors net.
7 points Manchester City -1.75 goals 2.13 asian line.
WEST HAM UNITED- BURNLEY
The Hammers will see this as something of a must win game, three points could take them clear of the drop zone and with the next two visitors to Upton Park , being Chelsea and Manchester United, they would be priceless in the battle for survival. West Ham are the best team at the foot of the table IMO, but seem incapable of keeping a clean sheet, their last ten starts have been "over", with 8 producing four or more. Burnley last six on the road have been "over", last five of which have produced four or more, the last four at least five ! So they are certainly not tightening up ! Both clubs have an attacking instinct and will look for the three points, we will see goals.
7 points "over" 2.75 goals 2.05 asian line.