HULL CITY 1-1 West Brom – Michael Dawson
NEWCASTLE 0-1 Blackburn
Kick Off: 1945, 29/11/2016
Stadium: KCOM Stadium
Head-to-head: Hull 0-3 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-2 Hull, Hull 1-4 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-3 Hull
* Lead/Lose in run of play market @ 27/4
* Hull to beat Newcastle in 90 minutes @ 23/10
* Hull have not beaten Newcastle at home during the Premier League era, a run of four matches without a victory
* The Tigers have been scoring at less than a goal a game at home in the Premier League this season
* Newcastle have the best away record in the Championship (W7 D1 L1) and have also scored the most goals (17)
* The Magpies have won their last four matches away from St James’ Park
* Newcastle reached the quarter-finals by winning all three rounds without conceding and scoring 10 goals in the process
* Hull were the away team in all three rounds of the EFL Cup and conceded in every tie
A Look At Hull’s Betting Odds
Hull go into the EFL quarter-final against Newcastle buoyed by a draw against West Brom which means they are unbeaten at home in their last two matches and are now only inside the relegation zone on goal difference. The Tigers have not had an easy route to the last eight and in their three ties have come from behind twice to progress to the next stage. The Lead/Lose run of play market, which would cover both Hull and Newcastle taking the lead but losing inside 90 minutes, is 27/4.
Although Hull were not trailing at half-time in any of the three rounds they played in the EFL Cup, they recently came from behind to beat Southampton at the KCOM Stadium. Newcastle/Hull in the half-time/full-time market is an attractive 35/1.
Injury-hit Hull have been fielding strong sides in this competition, with seven players starting both the 1-1 draw against West Brom and the 2-1 win at Bristol City in the fourth round. It looks like a competition Hull want to win despite their league troubles which makes the 11/5 to win in 90 minutes an appealing price. City to advance to the semi-finals is 11/10.
A Look At Newcastle’s Betting Odds
Newcastle’s seemingly unstoppable march back towards the Premier League came unstuck at the weekend when they lost their third home match of the season in a 1-0 defeat by lowly Blackburn. The Magpies have been much better travellers than home lovers this season, winning seven of their nine away games in the Championship.
Despite being in a division below, Rafael Benitez’s men are favourites to win this tie at 5/4 while the draw over 90 minutes is 12/5. The Magpies have been taking the tournament seriously, too, and six of the players that started the 6-0 win against Preston in the previous round were in the XI that lost at the weekend.
The Tynesiders have scored twice away from home in three of their last four matches and conceded only once during those games. Newcastle to win to nil is 14/5. A third of Newcastle’s away matches this season have resulted in a 2-0 victory for the Toon which is priced at 10/1.