Leicester vs Hull City by Luke
After a run of negative results, actually three defeats in a row and pretty disappointing season so far, Leicester sacked their coach and it seems that the players' answer was a positive one - victory against a difficult opponent in the very first game as they won over Liverpool last weekend in front of own fans with a 3:1 result.
They again looked like a good old side, with Vardy opening the lead in 28th minute and Drinkwater doubling it up in 39th, while it was obvious that the Foxes will reach the victory when Vardy scored third in 60th minute. All the Reds were able is to reduce the deficit in 68th via Coutinho. It must be said that Liverpool had their chances and maybe deserved a bit more, but the Foxes were deadly serious in front of opponents goal. They are now having two points more than red zone placed sides and remain in a must win position.
Leicester should be playing in 4-4-2 formation, surely using Okazaki and Vardy as forwards. Central defender Molla Wague (no performance so far in the season) is long term absentee and should be only injury worry ahead of this match.
Hull City, on the other side, comes into this match after a 1:1 draw against Burnley last weekend in front of own fans. They had all the chances to walk away with a three pointer, but the truth is that the players of Hull were far away from a concrete side in attack and even though they had much more of the ball possession, the visitors were the ones who created more.
Overall, the match was quite a defensive from both sides, only making it interesting in last quarter of the match as the hosts took the lead from a penalty kick scored in 72nd minute via Huddelstone, but Keane responded just four minutes later without getting into further exciting moments later on. This way Hull remained inside the relegation zone, having just two points more than rock bottom Sunderland, but also just a point less than safely placed Middlesbrough.
Hull City is set to play in 4-3-3 formation, using Grosicki, Hernandez and Markovic as forwards. Visitors are having quite a number of injured players, which include: forwards Dieumerci Mbokani (10/0), Will Keane (5/0), midfielders Evandro (5/0), Markus Henriksen (11/0), Ryan Mason (16/1), and defenders Michael Dawson (15/3), Curtis Davies (22/0). Central defender Harry Maguire (19/0) is doubtful, while winger Lazar Markovic has a knock but should play. Couple of more remain unfit, but also without performing so far in the season.
- Hull have lost 10 of their last 11 away matches (Premier League).
One way or another, I see a home victory here. Leicester did improve but now needs to confirm this, while they surely have more of individual quality to reach the victory against very poor side on the road that has ten defeats out of thirteen matches so far.