History suggests that Portsmouth will have the upper hand when they clash with Hull City in the Championship this weekend.
The boys from Fratton Park are undefeated in their last eight visits to Hull and you have to go back to September 1980 for the last time the Tigers picked up all three points against them on home soil.
With this in mind, backing Steve Cotterill’s men to emerge victorious at 47/20 appears very tempting, with the half time/full time market of draw/Portsmouth at 13/2 also well worth consideration.
Meanwhile, fans at the KC Stadium have seen only five goals in four games so far this term. Even more worryingly for the home support, of those five, Hull have only scored one.
Pompey arrive having netted on five occasions on the road, but with both sides’ strikers struggling for form, a goalfest is not on the agenda here. In the total goals scored market, a price of 7/10 on under 2.5 being scored looks particularly appealing.
Despite their poor run of results against Saturday’s opponents, Hull will certainly fancy their chances of picking up all three points against a side who have not won on their travels so far this season and are 11/10 to come out victorious, with the draw available at 9/4.
Nigel Pearson’s side have been inconsistent thus far, winning three and losing three in the league. All three victories have been 1-0 and those who back the Tigers to record a fourth 1-0 win this weekend at 23/4 will be pleased should the result come in.
Interestingly, first-half goals have been very hard to come by for both of these sides so far this season, with neither scoring more than once prior to the interval. So consider backing the half-time draw at 21/20 and get on odds of 33/20 of under 0.5 goals in the first half.
Furthermore, in the two league match-ups last season there were at least three goals scored. With both sides’ first-half shyness taken into account, the bet of the game could be on over 2,5 goals after the break at 4/1.
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