Hull City vs Blackburn PREVIEW & PREDICTION 18/08/2018


Hull City started the season badly with a defeat against Aston Villa and a draw in the game against Sheffield Wednesday. In both games it was the lesser of the two teams. Coming Saturday, the PhD student will receive Blackburn Rovers. The Rovers have played twice.

Hull City:

Hull City had the first success of the season last Tuesday-evening in the League Cup. Although 1-1 was tied against Sheffield United, in the penalty series Hull ended up being 4-5 the strongest. This result meant a boost for Hull.

In the first round of the competition, it was no chance at all against Aston Villa (1-3). Last Saturday, the first run of the season was achieved against Sheffield Wednesday. It ended up well with a point because Wednesday had been the better team.

The response from manager Nigel Adkins: “This is a new team and we will have to grow together. When you play an away game and you experience that some things turn against you there you have to deal with them in a good way. And we did. In addition, we played attractive football. We have our first point in, because the players have broken down. ”

Encouraging words of course from the final responsible, but the reality is simply that Hull City is relegation candidate from the first day of play.

Blackburn Rovers:

Blackburn Rovers promoted last season together with Wigan Athletic to the Championship. It left a positive impression in the first two games. It offered Ipswich Town an excellent match in the opening game of the season and after ninety minutes both teams had scored twice. A week later it received at Ewood Park Millwall. In this equal match, a point-division (0-0) was a good reflection of the power relations.

Coach Tony Mowbray was able to confirm this: “On our side it was an incoherent whole in the first half. I must give Millwall the compliments because they made it very difficult for us. In the second half we really played what we stand for and this satisfies me. With a bit of luck, you might take three points, but this is a fair result after ninety minutes. On to Hull City! ”

Last Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers had no trouble with Carlisle United. Blackburn won 1-5 in Carlisle. At rest the guests were already 1-4. Bradley Dack scored twice. The attacker has been decisive for the Rovers in recent weeks. According to statistics, he was directly involved in a goal fifteen times in fourteen games. For example, the attacker made nine goals and gave an assist six times.

PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.78