Last Updated: 29/03/14 5:11pm
FULL TIME. Stoke win their third match on the bounce to reach the magic 40 points mark, while Hull remain in relegation trouble after their fourth defeat in five league games. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.
Sagbo wins a throw in 24 yards out on the right. Hull take but Davies concedes a free-kick in the middle of the park.
Ireland crosses into the box but Hull clear. They break forward and Sagbo is fouled by Palacios for a Hull free-kick 16 yards out on the right. He is booked.
Rosenior crosses from 15 yards on the left, Meylar heads down in the box but Jelavic mis-kicks with a shot 12 yards out and Stoke scramble the ball clear.
Crouch passes to Odemwingie who back-heals to Arnautovic. He finds the unmarked Ireland who shoots at goal from 20 yards in the centre but Harper dives to his right and manages to push the ball out for a corner.
Crouch releases Arnautovic on goal who makes a strong run into the Hull box before Rosenior blocks his shot from 16 yards.
Ireland takes the corner, Shawcross heads back across goal before Odemwingie shoots wide with an overhead kick from six yards.
Arnautovic tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but Chester blocks for a Stoke throw in on the right.
Shawcross tries to release Arnautovic into the left side of the box but he can not control the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.
GOAL - ODEMWINGIE!!!! Odemwingie latches onto a terrible cross field ball from Elmohamady and runs at the box before slotting home from the edge of the box!! He is then booked for his celebration with fans.
Stoke take the throw in but Davies partially clears before Nzonzi tries an effort from 35 yards in the centre but Livermore blocks.
Myler creates a yard of space for himself before shooting at goal from 20 yards on the left. It takes a slight deflection and Begovic makes a fantastic one handed save to keep the ball out. It falls to Jelavic at the far post but he puts his shot wide from close range.
Livermore tries to find Jelavic in the box with a cross from the right but Wilson intercepts and clears.
Davies goes down injured in the box after going for a header with Odemwingie on the edge of the box. After treatment on the pitch he is okay to continue.
Wilson concedes a free-kick 40 yards out in the centre. Huddlestone punts the ball into the box, Davies heads on and it is going out for a goal kick but Cameron is there to clear.
Crouch holds off Bruce before shooting at goal from 20 yards in the centre but it is well wide of Harper's left post.
Elmohamady gets down the right flank and wins a throw in six yards out off Arnautovic. Hull take and Livermore tries to feed the ball to Jelavic in the box but it runs through to Begovic to gather.
Ireland takes the corner and Hull partially clear before Odemwingie tries a shot from the right edge of the box but Harper dives down well to his right to save.
Nzonzi wins the ball and crosses from the left to Crouch in the box whose shot from 12 yards takes a deflection and out for a corner on the left.
Rosenior passes to Meylar who crosses into the box from 22 yards on the left but it is too close to Begovic who gathers.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 2/1 for a Stoke win, 11/10 for the draw and 5/2 for a Hull victory. It could go either way here - what are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
HALF TIME. The sides go in all square after a tight opening period at the Britannia. Huddlestone's shot was the highlight, while Rosenior should have done better with a free header. Let's hope the two managers get into their players at the break and it improves in the second period!
Hull win a free-kick 22 yards out on the right touchline. Huddlestone take but it is too close to Begovic who easily catches the ball.
Ireland tries to release Odemwingie into the right side of the box but the striker misreads it and does not get to the ball Harper is quickly off his line to gather.
Stoke take the free-kick and press forward before Arnautovic cuts into the box from the right and tries a shot from 16 yards but his low effort lacks power and Harper easily saves to his left.
Livermore and Nzonzi vie for the ball near the halfway line and the ref gives it Stoke's way. Livermore is incensed and argues with the ref.
Long dis-possesses Whelan in the centre and Hull press but Jelavic is tackled near the Stoke box and the Potters clear.
Long wins a throw in off Shawcross 12 yards out on the left, Rosenior take but Cameron intercepts and clears.
Stoke break forward and Ireland tries to release Odemwingie into the right corner but Davies shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.
Crouch wins a free-kick off Chester on the halfway line on the left. Stoke take and keep possession before Odemwingie tries a low effort from 35 yards out in the centre but it is wide.
Huddlestone takes the free-kick but Crouch heads away in the box. Bruce punts the ball forward again from the halfway line but it is wayward and goes out for a goal kick. The game has gone off the boil after a promising opening, with neither side able to keep possession.
Cameron catches Rosenior for a Hull free-kick midway in their half on the left. Harper punts the ball forward but Ireland clears.
Arnautovic crosses from 20 yards on the left towards Crouch in the box but it is too close to Harper who gathers.
Hull take the free-kick but Cameron wins the ball. He tries to play a one-two with Odemwingie but the ball goes out for a throw in to Hull near the halfway line.
Nzonzi and Chester go for the ball midway in the Hull half on the left and the ref blows for a foul Hull's way.
Whelan concedes a free-kick just inside the Hull half. They take and Long plays a one-two with Jelavic before crossing into the box from 20 yards on the right. Rosenior tracks unmarked into the box from the left but he heads over from eight yards in the centre with the goal gaping - bad miss.
Long latches onto a long ball and Hull feed the ball to Huddlestone who tries an effort from 25 yards in the centre, forcing Begovic to dive to his right to force the ball around the post for a corner on the left.
Ireland takes the corner short before Pieters crosses into the box but Davies clears. Hull break upfield and then keep good possession before Rosenior is tackled by Cameron in the left corner who clears.
Stoke come again and Ireland gets into the right side of the box before crossing into the centre but Bruce is there to intercept and clear.
Hull make their first attack - Elmohamedy crosses from 15 yards on the right, Long heads back across goal at the far post but Begovic easily catches the ball.
Crouch tries to play a one-two with Arnautovic on the edge of the box in the centre but Bruce intercepts the ball and clears.
John says: "I am a Tigers fan, SB is playing 3.5.2 again this has not worked too well on occasions for us, and when it does not work Huddlestone tends to drop back too deep, and then the crosses to the strikers get sloppy. It wont happen today, and we were the better team at West Ham so 1-2 to Hull City is my prediction, Tigers looking for blood." Cheers John, the battle in the middle will be crucial. Enjoy the game!
Chris has been back in touch to ask: "Should Roy Hodgson consider taking Peter Crouch to the World Cup?" I think the answer to that is no - if he wants a big striker with a physical presence, I reckon it will be Andy Carroll on the pitch! Any other views? Send them to email@example.com
Edd Irwin from Durban,South Africa, says: "Stoke are playing very well at the moment and I like to see Ireland back in the starting line up. I can't see Hull getting much out of this game so I'm going for Stoke to win 3-1." Cheers for your view Edd, enjoy the game!
Teams - There are two alterations to the visitors' first XI from their 2-1 loss at West Ham, with goalkeeper Steve Harper coming in for the injured Allan McGregor and defender Liam Rosenior taking the place of the benched Maynor Figueroa.
Teams - Stoke boss Mark Hughes has made one change to his starting line-up. The sole adjustment from the 4-1 win at Aston Villa sees Stephen Ireland, available again after being ineligible for that last outing, replace Wilson Palacios in the team. Palacios is named as a substitute along with fellow midfielder Charlie Adam, who is returning to the matchday squad after suspension.
Teams - Hull: Harper, Rosenior, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady. Subs: Jakupovic, Figueroa, Koren, Fryatt, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn.
Teams - Stoke: Begovic, Pieters, Wilson, Shawcross, Cameron, Arnautivic, Nzonzi, Whelan, Ireland, Odemwingie, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen; Muniesa, Palacios, Adam, Guidetti, Wilkinson, Etherington.
FIRST VIEW - One of our regulars, Chris Green from Huddersfield, has been in touch to say: "I see this game ending in a 2-2 draw." Cheers for your view Chris - let's hope there are goals, it should make for an action-packed afternoon! Enjoy the game!
MY VIEW - I think Stoke will prove too strong at home, although Hull have attacking threat, so I'm going for a 2-1 win to the Potters, with Crouch to score first, which pays a handsome 35/1 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for today? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 13/10 for a Stoke win, 2/1 for the draw and 23/10 for a Hull victory. What are your views / predictions? Send them to email@example.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.