English Premier League Preview – Liverpool vs Hull Prediction – Sept 24, 2016 – Anfield
Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp have been playing some of the best football of this season's Premier League. This explains why teams like title holders Leicester City and Arsenal have succumbed to the brilliant pressing game that the Reds have adopted courtesy of their German coach.
Goals from Roberto Firmino (3), Philippe Coutinho (2), Adam Lallana(2) and the brilliant new signing from Southampton, Sadio Mane (2) have helped notch up Liverpool's 11 goals. This sees them in 6th spot currently in the EPL rankings and tied points-wise with Arsenal and Chelsea after 5 games.
The Reds could have been above these two big clubs on a healthier goal average. However what has let Liverpool down a bit is their propensity to leak goals. (8 in all and the second-highest conceded among all the Top 10 on the table).
Hull would definitely want to exploit this chink in the Red's armor when they come calling to Anfield on Saturday the 24th. Robert Snodgrass (3 goals from 5 games), Adama Diomande and the creative Uruguayan Abel Hernández all in upfront striking positions have the capability to do that. But whether they will come good at Anfield on Saturday is another matter.
Curtis Davies, who was outstanding in the defense against Arsenal last week could be severely tested by a rampaging Liverpool attack.
Liverpool despite being a giant-killer have the habit of conceding vital matches against weaker oppositions as they did against Burnley 0-2 earlier this season.
One cannot discount the 12th placed Hull of achieving something on similar lines. Considering the fact that Hull had one of the best starts among all teams to the EPL season. They have had consecutive wins, one over title holders Leicester and later on with Swansea City.
Although bookmakers favor the Reds heavily for Saturday's encounters, fans of both sides can ponder over these statistics.
Of the last 7 times that these two sides have met since 2010, Hull have won thrice and last one being a 1-0 win at the KCOM Stadium. But they still need to prove themselves as worthy winners away at Anfield and hence the following odds.