Hull have capitulated in recent weeks and conceded 9 goals in their last 2 games. Knowing Hull, they will likely bounce back from the dismal results and play their hearts out against Villa. However, Villa have shown that they are mentally resilient and can get the results even when their players aren't playing too well. They turned in an excellent performance against Arsenal and they will head into this game full of confidence having salvaged a very late point that keeps their 4th spot intact. I think Villa should be able to win this one, but don't expect a 4-0 drubbing.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Villa -0/0.5 @ 1.750 = $8.75
i disagree here. hull city have long been written off by me as a shit team, and that's because they are. however, there are a few factors pushing me to think that hull can upset villa here by recording a draw at least.
1) villa have been too lucky, too long. they have achieved results they don't deserve in the past few weeks, and with all lucky runs, they come to an end.
2) hull were hammered twice in two matches. surely they have some pride and will respond.
3) bernard mendy up against luke young. mendy has the skill and guile to beat luke young at least 6 times out of ten, and i think this will be how they can push villa all the way.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on hull city +0.5 @ 1.96 = $9.80