Premier League Preview: Goal spectacle to cap Hull-Cardiff meeting

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Updated: September 3, 2013
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A magnificent clash will come off jutting into the Premier League frills this September 14 when two of the newly promoted sides meet up: Championship winners and online betting favorites Cardiff City and eventual runners up Hull City. The 25,000-seater KC Stadium will serve as the venue.

 

Hull City’s 1-0 win over Norwich City was deemed too low-key to call for a celebration as Yannick Sagbo was ruled out for a few matches after a red card was haloed upon him. This might be one of the reasons why the side failed to clutch the win in their subsequent stint in the tournament, following a defeat from Manchester City 0-2. Team boss Steve Bruce need better faculties to fuel up his side especially that another player, Abdoulaye Faye, is at the brink of being sidelined due to injury. However, Danny Graham—who is on loan from Sunderland—might compensate for Hull’s deficiency.

 

Cardiff City’s current Premier League streak is confusing, with each of the three matches they engaged in casted all the possible results: a loss in the opening (from West Ham 0-2), a successful follow up (versus Manchester City 3-2), and a draw in their latest match (with Everton 0-0). While Malky Mackay’s men’s victory over Manchester City came as a surprise and was considered a feat to bolster their new season campaign, they went a little flat when they’ve only drawn with Everton in the following match. In addition, striker Andreas Cornelius has to get past his ankle problem or else, he will likely become a liability for the encounter.

 

Prediction: Their past five matches gave Hull and Cardiff even figures, with each side winning two sessions apiece and drawing in their most recent meeting. Hull have won twice in their past five home matches, and Cardiff boast of the same number for their past five away matches. Unless the last-mentioned ensemble are able to remain or ascend from their current League standing, this match will head for a draw 2-2.

 

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