Two out of form factions lock horns on Humberside as Hull host Tottenham.
The visitors have assumed 6/5 favouritism for the bout, while Steve Bruce’s side share 12/5 outsider status with the draw.
Given the dreary run both have been enduring of late, there’s no steadfast fixture upon which to hang your match-betting hat, but if either side is to prosper they’re likely to require the help of two players who have been undervalued in the goalscorer markets.
Were it not for the Senegalese attacking-midfielder, the Tigers’ plight would be some degree worse.
They haven’t scored in three successive matches, picking up just a point in the process and if they are to end this abysmal streak, Diame’s talents must be exploited.
In four of the previous five matches in which he has played and Hull have rustled the net, the former Wigan and West Ham man has been on the scoresheet.
Harbouring something of a penchant to bag after a peer has already done the business – three of these goals have proved to be the Tigers’ final goal of the game – it’s probably worth dodging his enormous 16/1 to strike first, but there’s plenty of value in his 13/2 to register at any time against a team with one league clean sheet since August.
A serial Thursday night net rustler, Spurs’ citizen is finally being afforded the opportunity to replicate his Europa League goalscoring heroics in the top flight.
After coming off the bench to net the winner against Aston Villa on their previous road game, Kane was handed his first league start of the campaign at home to Stoke.
It’d be incredibly harsh to axe the England Under-21 ace for one failure to find the net after seeing him plunder eight goals across all competitions prior to this.
Aside from the aforementioned Potters match, there has been only one other game in which he’s started and failed to find the net (Spurs’ goalless draw with Partizan in the continental consolation competition) and with preferred duo Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor so woefully out of sorts, there wouldn’t be much to gain from dropping him again.
When he starts, he tends to bag so 19/10 about him hassling the scoreboard operator must be indulged, while a 6/1 first goal price (Adebayor is 9/2, Soldado 11/2 to give you some context) is also worth a dabble.