Game : Hull City vs Everton
Venue : Kingston Communications Stadium
Competition : Barclays Premier League
Date: 25 Nov 2009
Kick Off: 19:45 GMT
In the first midweek game, 16th placed Hull city host Everton, who are two places above them in the table, knowing that a win at home against a heavily depleted Everton side could see them go level on points with the Merseyside club.
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Last few games – Hull City -(Most recent first)
v. West Ham (draw) 3-3 (Cole OG, Zayatte, Bullard)
v. Stoke (win) 2-1 (Olofinjana, Vennegoor of Hesselink)
v. Burnley (loss) 0-2
v. Portsmouth (draw) 0-0
v. Fulham (loss) 0-2
Hull city managed a spirited 3-3 draw against West ham at the weekend. Goalscoring has been a problem for the Tigers and the three goals they scored at the weekend will give them a much needed boost ahead of this home tie. The game also marked the first goal by Jimmy Bullard after returning from injury. The former Fulham midfielder could prove to be the difference with his wide range of passing.
Hull will be without the services of midfielder Seyi Olofinjana who has a hamstring strain. Ian Ashbee, who recently signed a new deal, is out for five months and will not feature. Pacy right sided player Bernard Mendy picked up a red card against West Ham and is supended.
Form Guide (Last few games- all competitions- Everton)
v. Man Utd (loss) 0-3
v. West Ham (win) 2-1 (Saha, Gosling)
v. Aston Villa (draw) 1-1 (Bilyaletdinov)
v. Tottenham (loss) 0-2
Everton have been hit badly by injuries. Also, their midweek Europa League games have taken a toll on the squad. They look a pale shadow of the team that made the FA Cup final last season. David Moyes is without a host of key players such as James Vaughn, Mikel Arteta, Victor Anichebe, Leon Osman, Steven Pienaar and Phil Neville. They have been relying very heavily on Louis Saha for goals, and the Hull defenders will have to keep tabs on the former United striker.
Match Verdict:I’ll sit on the fence and go for a draw in this one. Both teams to share the spoils.
Hull City 1-1 Everton (Hunt / Saha)