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Chelsea v Hull FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th February 2018

Blues to ease past Tigers at the Bridge

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Chelsea will be pretty happy with this draw which affords them the chance to push on to the quarter finals of the FA Cup this season. It would be a welcome step forward for them given all the troubles that they have been having with form recently. Hull are still trying to get themselves free of Championship relegation issues and while they have done well in their cup run, it will be expected to come to an end at Stamford Bridge on the weekend.

Chelsea v Hull FA Cup Betting Tips

The Premier League title is going nowhere near Stamford Bridge this season, and with the Blues having missed out at the semi-final stage of the EFL Cup, this is the only piece of domestic silverware that they have to shoot for. This is a pretty handy dandy draw for them and in the fourth round of the FA Cup, the Blues took down Newcastle 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. However, in the third round, they took on Championship opposition in the form of Norwich and need a penalty shoot-out back at Stamford Bridge to get through that trial. Chelsea haven’t been in great form for a while now, and have been struggling at both ends of the pitch for consistency. Still, they have done well defensively in the bigger picture of the overall season at Stamford Bridge and therefore Chelsea to win to nil at Ladbrokes has immediate appeal at 19/20* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.). Up in the correct score market for the game, the shortest-priced option is going to be on a Chelsea 2-0 victory being churned out.

Chelsea carries strong head to head form against Hull too, having won each of their last six against the Tigers. The Blues took a clean sheet in five of those six games. So again, a Chelsea to win to nil option looks a solid bet. Chelsea haven’t lost a game against Hull since a 1988 defeat against them way back in the old Division 2. Chelsea are on a four-match winning streak at Stamford Bridge against the Tigers and each of their last three wins have been by a 2-0 scoreline which looks a good trend.

Hull recorded a win at Nottingham Forest on the weekend but they are still hovering too close to the drop zone for comfort. The FA Cup has been a nice release for them this season from the pressure of the league and the Tigers knocked off Blackburn at Ewood Park in the third round before taking a home win over Nottingham Forest, both victories by a one-goal margin only. You are not going to expect Hull to produce a great deal in front of goal as the Tigers have failed to score in four of their last eight games played across all competitions, but have managed to net in three of their last four. They have collected only the one clean sheet in their last five played. Their lack of output could make it worth backing under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes for 17/11* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.). The Tigers don’t have away from and have produced just three away victories all season (one of them at Blackburn in the FA Cup) and overall they are W3 D5 L10 on the road. The Tigers have failed to net in four of their last seven road games and this all points to them being second best at the Bridge.

Chelsea v Hull FA Cup Betting Odds*

Chelsea 2/11, Draw 11/2, Hull 16/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)

Chelsea v Hull FA Cup Predictions

Chelsea to win to nil should be a decent option to look at as the Premier League side should be comfortable in this fixture. They struggled badly against Championship side Norwich but with Hull really floundering near the foot of the second tier, Chelsea should be far more comfortable in this one, especially after a welcome home league win over West Brom on Monday night.


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