Hull vs Tottenham by Luke
Hull City suffered heavy defeat last weekend and that loss means that the team will be playing in Championship next season. It was their only hope to keep the chances of salvation for this season, but the players of Crystal Palace showed exactly why they belong to Premiership category and the Tigers don't, celebrating impressive 4:0 victory.
They made a great entrance into the game and took the lead in third minute already with a goal from Zaha, while the Tigers had much more of the ball possession - but weren't creative in the midfield and had very little chances, while the home team used every opportunity to make dangerous situations in front of opponents goal, doubling up the lead in 34th via Benteke, while two more goals were seen in last few minutes, from a penalty kick by Milivojevic and in last moments with a goal from van Aanholt. Hulls is now third from the bottom, have four points less than Swansea and can only improve the impression in this last game for them in Premier League.
Hosts will probably employ 4-1-4-1 formation using Niasse as their central striker, but also with Clucas, N'Diaye, Evandro and Grosicki as offensive midfielders. Right back Omar Elabdellaoui (7/0) and central defender Harry Maguire (29/2) are both doubtful and might not be involved into this one being without competitive motive. Injured are continuing to be right back Moses Odubajo (without performing anyway), but also defensive midfielder Ryan Mason (16/1), midfielder David Meyler (20/1), offensive midfielder Lazar Markovic (12/2) and forwards Will Keane (5/0) and Abel Hernandez (24/4).
Tottenham didn't manage to give a better fight in the title race to Chelsea, being seven points below the new champions, but nobody can argue with the fact that the team actually looked really well during the whole season and that they deserved the second position in front of many other reputable clubs in England.
In the most recent game, players of Tottenham showed plenty of attacking potential, proving and showing why they took the second position, as the team humiliated Leicester City in front of their own fans celebrating 6:1 victory on Thursday evening. It was a game where they simply did whatever they wanted with the ball, taking the double lead in the first halftime via Kane and Heung-Min and even though the hosts reduced in 59th minute via Chilwell, the Sputs were completely in control and reached great victory with three more goals from Kane and another one from Heung-Min.
Right defenders Kyle Walker (33/0) and Kieran Trippier (11/0) are both injured with Eric Dier ready to replace them. Injured are also left back Danny Rose (18/2), defensive midfielder Harry Winks (21/1) and offensive midfielder Erik Lamela (9/1). Visitors are set to play in some version of 4-2-3-1 formation with Kane as central striker plus Heung-Min, Eriksen and Alli as offensive midfielders.
- Tottenham have won 10 of their last 11 matches (Premier League).
- Tottenham have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches (Premier League).
Hull have nothing but pride to play for in their last game of the season, while Spurs are in great momentum and surely will be aiming another victory here. I definitely see them coming home victorious after such a good performances away to Leicester, while goals look like granted in this one.