By Joe, http://www.Bettingexpert.com
Staying in the Premier League after being promoted from the Championship is not easy and many football tipsters would have predicted that Hull City would be in this situation. With only 2 games to play, they are contender to go back to where they were last season if defeated at the Reebok Stadium this weekend. Bolton Wanderers on the contrary is mathematically sitting on a safety net and they are 6 points away from the drop zone with the outlook of rebuilding their squad for next season.
The Wan are confident to end the season with positive notes after hitting the 40 points mark and having kept a clean sheet from their last 3 games which resulted in 3 draw in a row. Although after the scoreless draw with Sunderland 0-0 last Saturday, they are in a good position to host the Tigers at the Reebok Stadium. Manager Greg Megson has a solid squad to get three points that will seal the club’s top flight status. They are not fighting for relegation or the title. Megson’s focus on their next game is to finish as high as possible for the remaining game as each place in the league is worth a lot of money. Bolton just have not been clinical in front of goal lately but this could change against Hull City as they are leaky in the back. Megson will have strikers Elmander and Kevin Davis available for the game against Hull.
Contender to go straight back down into the Championship after being promoted, they only managed 7 points in the 2nd half of the season. They are sliding down the table after their 5 consecutive lost on Saturday afternoon 1-2 with Stoke and adding to that, Newcastle winning on Monday night. These have been a massive blow to their hope and have increased Hull’s relegation worries. Hull City really need to start winning and scoring at the Reebok Stadium if they want to survive. Phil Brown is calling and demanding from his players to maintain their self-belief and keep their heads up as they travel to his former club. The battle to avoid the drop comes to their last 2 games and both games is a must-win result to get 6 points. Brown will have the same eleven available who lost to Stoke City last weekend. Phil needs Geovanni to bring something special to the team as he seems to be the only one that can turn things around for them. Captain Ian Asbee is ruled out (posterior cruciate ligament).
Hull City is fighting an uphill battle and they are running out of games but they will not go without a fight. Both teams want to get as much points as they can for their last two games, Bolton as it is worth a lot and Hull to avoid relegation. A draw could be the turnout and Ladbrokes are offering 3.25 for a draw.