Nottingham Forest

V

City Ground

10/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

Hull City

V

City Ground

10/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Nottingham Forest will be looking to cement mid-table security with a home win over relegation threatened Hull City.

Last time: These pair recently faced off in an FA Cup 4th round tie. The game took place at the KCOM Stadium with the home side registering a 2-1 win thanks to first half goals from Jarrod Bowen and Nouha Dicko.

This time: Forest are 13/10 for the win, while Hull are 2/1 and the draw is 12/5

You might remember: The reverse Championship fixture in October 2017. The game was a five goal thriller with four of those coming in the last twenty minutes. Forest front man Kieran Dowell bagged a hat-trick that included an 83rd minute penalty.

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Nottingham Forest find themselves mid-table but not totally safe from the relegation fight

Despite their most recent defeat making it three on the spin, Forest manager Aitor Karanka was pleased with the attitude and spirit his side showed at Fulham and will see this home tie against Hull as an ideal opportunity for his new look side to grab three points. Visitors Hull slipped back into the relegation zone following defeat at Preston. The Tigers will be looking to pick up points here and take advantage of an out of form Forest.

Forest are 13/10 for the three points and will be desperate to put a stop to their mini losing streak. Currently in mid-table, The Reds will have one eye on the sides below and cannot afford to be dragged into a relegation battle. Without a goal in their last two games, Forest will hope home comforts will help them find the back of the net again.

Hull are 2/1 for the win and will know that three points will not only be a huge boost in their fight against relegation but it will also put them within six points of their hosts. Having recently beaten Forest, the Hull City squad will be confident of taking points away from the City Ground.

The draw is nicely priced at 12/5 and with both teams struggling in recent weeks neither will be too disappointed with a point to keep their totals ticking over.

Daryl Murphy is favorite to open the scoring for the home side at 9/2. Scorer of Forest’s goal in their recent meeting with Hull, Apostolos Vellios can be found at 5/1 for the first goal. Top scorer Kieran Dowell is placed at 7/1, the goal scoring midfield player has chipped in with nine goals for his side this season.

With Abel Hernandez still out injured it is Adama Diomande who is favorite to score first for The Tigers. Diomande is at 6/1 along with team mates Frazier Campbell and Nouha Dicko. Hull’s top scorer is Jarrob Bowen, the attacking midfield player has 12 goals so far this season and is 7/1 to score first.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

A penalty, these sides have conceded a combined total of six penalties this season with away side Hull responsible for four of them (a joint high in the league). There are odds of 3/1 to see a penalty here.

2

We fancy:

The draw and both teams to score at7/2. These sides have conceded 95 goals between them so far this season and both will fancy getting on the scoresheet here. If you do like the looks of a 1-1 draw you will pick up odds of 11/2 for that result.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Hull to win from behind at 10/1. Despite a lack of away goals Hull are coming up against the third leakiest defence in the league.

Written by Elio Salerno

Elio Salerno is a Peterborough-based family man, Juventus fanatic, football coach and football obsessive. A serial tweeter, Elio counts Alessandro Del Piero’s World Cup 2006 goal against Germany as his favourite in the sport’s history.