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Sunday, 21 September 2008

Hull City vs Everton: Premier League Prediction Panel 2008/9 - previews and predictions

Hull are clearly the surprise package of the promoted teams so far and have been prepared to attack in every game - to their cost against Wigan - but it is a clear sign that they will pick up unexpected wins at home and away.  Two wins to date against Fulham and Newcastle shows that they can mic it with any of the teams outside the elite but they will get turned over from time to time simply because Hull can't keep a clean sheet - not to date at least.

Everton are inconsistent this season and come into this game on the back of a struggle against Standard Liege in midweek.  Everton are conceding so many goals this season that it is questionable how high they will rise, only once so far has Everton kept the opposition down to just one goal - no doubt this is an area that David Moyes will want sorting out as soon as possible.

Two sides that trade goals does make for an entertaining if unpredictable outcome!

Hull City vs Everton; Kick Off 3:00pm, 21 Sep 2008

Prediction Panel
Our panel contains both Squarefootball writers and readers, the writers are marked: (sqf).

Tony Bellew : 2 - 1
Dave Blackburn : 0 - 0
Sue Gardener : 0 - 2
Chris Goodwin : 2 - 3
Paul Grech (sqf) : 0 - 4
Colin Illingworth (sqf) : 1 - 2
Hugh Larkin (sqf) : TBC
Peter Lee : 1 - 2
Don McMahon : 1 - 2
Antony Melvin (sqf) : 0 - 1
Stephen Orford (sqf) : 1 - 1
Tony Ratton : 1 - 3
Peter Rendle : TBC
Dan Taylor : 1 - 2
Andy Wakeman : 1 - 3
Isaac Williams : 1 - 1
Mark Williams : 1 - 1

Panel Verdict
An away win for Everton is favourite, but a third of panellists are expecting a draw.

Home: 1; Draw: 4; Away: 10; TBC: 2;

Spread Betting
Two teams that score and concede a lot of goals, a buy on total goals will result in a profit if there are three goals in the game.  Put in perspective Hull's games this season have seen 3, 2, 3, 5 and 3 goals and Everton's 5, 3, 3, 5 and 4 goals - between them they have only once been in games with less than 3 goals.  A buy on total goals looks great value.

Example: 20pts buy Total goals at 2.7
No goals: You lose 54pts
1 goal: You lose 34pts
2 goals: You lose 14pts
3 goals: You win 6pts
4 goals: You win 26pts
5 goals: You win 46pts
6 goals: You win 66pts
and so on

* Do we have it right, or do you know better?  Please don't bother with derisory comments on the predictions after the match - unless you also pulled us up before it!

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