Hull City host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the midst of another crammed midweek Football League schedule and this clash between two of the Championship’s promotion chasers looks very difficult to call.
A cursory glance at bwin’s 3way football betting market reveals that the Tigers are even-money favourites to pick up all three points on Tuesday evening, with the draw at 11/5 and Wolves the 11/4 outsiders.
Hull currently sit in fifth place in the Championship table after four wins in five matches – and a 2-0 defeat at Middlesbrough – but it is interesting to note that they won all of those games by one goal.
On home soil, they have won their last two matches 2-1 and 1-0 against Ipswich Town and Barnsley respectively but lost the two matches prior to that, conceding six goals in the process.
However, five wins from seven matches at the KC Stadium this season illustrates that Hull are no pushovers on their own patch and should be taken seriously at a price that could arguably be a lot shorter than the evens on offer.
Meanwhile, it’s been a real mixed bag so far this term for Wolves, who got off to a slow start under new boss Stale Solbakken, then came good through September before recently going off the boil again.
In their last four matches, they have picked up just two points (both at home) and have lost on their two previous outings on the road at Huddersfield and Burnley, finding the net just once.
Wolves’ last five away matches have all produced under 2.5 goals and that outcome on Tuesday, which is priced at 87/100, certainly looks worthy of some investment.
And considering Hull are yet to draw at home in the Championship this season and that none of Wolves’ away matches have finished all square, it seems reasonable to suggest there will be a winner at the KC Stadium.
On balance, it is difficult not to side with Hull claiming that honour, based on their current form. And taking into account the stats mentioned above, scorelines of 1-0 or 2-1 to Steve Bruce’s men could prove the best bets.
The former is priced at 29/4 and the latter is at 15/2, but if you want the insurance of effectively backing both, you can bet on Hull to win by exactly one goal for the fifth time in six matches at 11/4.
Punters registering with bwin can claim a free £20 bet and placing this on the draw selection in the 0-1 handicap market would return £75 if the Tigers do prevail by a one-goal margin.
The even money quote on Hull is decent, but the superior price on offer for the single-goal triumph looks to provide the most value on a home win.