This is a Championship preview where the result is very tough to call. Aston Villa are the stronger side, but have lost two of their last four away matches in the league, whilst Hull have won two of their last four at the KCOM Stadium. With a lot on the line in this game, here are some football betting tips for the weekend.
Hull City are 9/5 to win. They may have only won nine league games in 2017/18, but they have triumphed in four of their last eight, so their form is as good as it has been all season – this could help them form part of your football predictions for this game.
Aston Villa are available at 7/4, and are one of the Championship’s strongest sides on the road. They have won nine away matches and only Wolves, with 11, have won more this season. Five of their wins have been in their last seven trips too.
The draw is priced at 9/4, and only two teams have drawn more home matches in the second tier than Hull have this season. However, Villa haven’t had a stalemate in any of their last nine games away from Villa Park.
Jarrod Bowen is 7/1 to open the scoring, or 3/1 to net at some point. The 21-year-old has scored 13 league goals this season, and has three in his last 10 appearances for Hull.
Albert Adomah is also priced at 3/1 to grab a goal, or 7/1 to get the opener. He is the top scorer on either side, with 14 Championship goals this season, and he has scored three times in his last six matches so is in decent form.
Championship predictions are never straightforward, but Villa should have enough to claim their 10th away win of 2017/18.
Predicted Score: Hull City 1 - 2 Aston Villa
Look out for:
One side to draw a blank. This may seem odd in light of the score prediction above, but football predictions are aided by a little research, and at least one of the teams has failed to score in the last five meetings in Hull. A ‘no’ bet in your both teams to score predictions is priced at 11/10.
Over 2.5 goals, at 6/5. Hull have featured in the joint-most Championship matches with at least three goals this season, and it has occurred in their last four matches. Villa have also seen over 2.5 goals in four of their last five matches, so it looks on the cards here.
It's a long shot, but:
Aston Villa to win 3-0, at 30/1. Football score predictions are always hard to get right, but Villa’s last away win was by a 3-0 scoreline, and they have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four victories on the road.
Written by Andrew Beasley
Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.