Hull City


KCOM Stadium

27/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

Nottingham Forest


KCOM Stadium

27/01/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Championship rivals Hull City and Nottingham Forest will lock horns in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Last time: Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Hull when they made the trip to the KCOM in the Championship earlier this season. Kieran Dowell scored three times for the visitors.

This time: Hull are 7/5 to triumph with Nottingham Forest available at 107/50 and the draw at 5/2.

You might remember: Forest’s 2-1 victory in this fixture during the 2012-13 Championship campaign. It was the first time that they had beaten Hull in East Yorkshire since 1974, with Lewis McGugan netting late on to seal the win.

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Nottingham Forest will enter this weekend’s FA Cup fixture having lost just one of their last four games with Hull. Indeed, the Reds recorded a 3-2 win when they travelled to the KCOM Stadium in the Championship earlier this season. Not since April 2012 have Nottingham Forest lost away to Hull, and Aitor Karanka’s side will be full of confidence after dumping holders Arsenal out in the third round of the tournament.

Hull are 7/5 to triumph on home soil. The Tigers will enter the match off the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Sunderland in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. They have only won one of their last eight matches in all competitions, a 1-0 victory away to Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup. Hull meanwhile are unbeaten in their last four games at home.

Nottingham Forest are 107/50 to win during the 90 minutes. Karanka’s first win as Nottingham Forest boss was a hugely impressive 2-0 success away to Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon. The Reds are unbeaten in their last three on the road, and beat Arsenal 4-2 at the City Ground in the last round of this competition. The visitors will be bouncing having won two of their last three matches.

The draw is 5/2, and it’s worth mentioning that Hull have shared the points in each of their last three home Championship matches. Forest meanwhile have drawn two of their last three league fixtures on the road. Both managers will make changes for the FA Cup fixture, and it should be a close affair at the KCOM.

Jarrod Bowen is 4/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, while the Hull forward can be backed at 8/1 to net two or more goals. Bowen has managed 11 Championship goals during the 2017-18 campaign, and will fancy his chances of adding to his season tally in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ben Brereton is 13/2 to break the deadlock, as the Forest forward looks to add to his strike against Arsenal in the last round. The 18-year-old can also be backed at 14/1 to score two or more goals at the KCOM.

Match Summary


Look out for:

The double chance market, which has some interesting value. Nottingham Forest or draw can be backed at 3/5, while Hull or Nottingham Forest is at 7/20.


We fancy:

Forest to win 2-1 at 10/1. There isn’t much between these two Championship teams, and although it promises to be a tight affair, Forest are in high spirits.


It’s a long shot, but:

Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal 4-2 in the third round of the competition, and you can get odds of 125/1 on Karanka’s side recording a 4-2 win over Hull in this round.

Written by Matt Law

Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.