Hull may be closing in on four hours without conceding in the Premier League, but Romelu Lukaku has five in four games for club and country and can inspire his Everton side to a first victory of the season by a margin of more than a single goal.
Everton winning 2-0 holds plenty of appeal at 21/4, but those wanting to play it safer can profit from 2/5 on a home win. Hull causing an upset can be backed at 29/4, with 16/5 available for the draw.
Roberto Martinez’ charges have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight Premier League home games.
Newcastle provide an interesting comparison between the two teams, as it was Alan Pardew’s men that ended Everton’s run of seven successive Premier League clean sheets at Goodison Park, while it was at the Toon where Hull scored their first away goals of the season, after successive blanks at Chelsea and Man City.
Hull have only managed two goals since though, against Championship side Huddersfield and after a highly contentious penalty decision against West Ham.
It is 23/20 that Everton win to nil and 9/10 that the Toffees simply keep a clean sheet.
The Merseysiders won by exactly two goals at home against all three Premier League newcomers last season.
Beating the Premier League newcomers at home should be the staple of any club with serious aspirations of finishing in the top six, or even potentially breaking into the top four.
Everton made light work of the rookies last season, with 3-1 triumphs over both Southampton and Reading, while brushing aside West Ham 2-0.
Hull also left Goodison Park with a 2-0 defeat the last time they were Premier League new-boys in the 2008/09 campaign.
A price of 13/5 is available that either team triumphs here by a two-goal margin.
Everton have scored the opening goal in four of their last five games in all competitions.
Only West Ham have upset Everton’s run of fast starts lately, with Chelsea, Fulham, Newcastle and Man City all allowing Martinez’ men to break the deadlock.
Of these four goals, Steven Naismith and Lukaku have been responsible for two each and this pair are 6/1 and 13/4 respectively to help themselves to the opener against Hull.
Given that Lukaku has achieved this accolade in Everton’s last two league starts, the 17/10 on the double that the Belgian scores in 90 minutes and Everton win holds some additional appeal.