A difficult start to 2015 has seen Manchester City fail to win four games on the bounce, fall behind in the title race and be ejected from the FA Cup.
Both of their previous Etihad outings have yielded 2-0 losses, first to Arsenal in the Premier League, then to Middlesbrough of the Championship, but the visit of hopeless Hull represents a fantastic opportunity to revert to winning ways.
A microscopic 1/5 says Manuel Pellegrini’s men snare the spoils against the Tigers who have been playing with a level of ferocity far removed from the feline with which they share a moniker.
It’s 23/2 that Hull snap a four-match losing streak at the home of the English champions, while it’s 11/2 that the contest ends all square.
However, with both of the latter punts out of the question and the hosts unbackable to all of those existing outside of the world’s wealthiest 1%, value-hunting wager makers are pointed towards the coupled correct score market to make a quick buck.
It’s 29/20 that Man City win either 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0, a price which can return £43.20 when backers place their £30 free bet bonus for opening an account at bwin.com on the eventuality.
Last year’s 2-0 win for the Citizens in this fixture would’ve rewarded supporters and there’s ample reason to suggest the same group will be celebrating again.
Remember Hull’s four-game losing streak we alluded too? Well, they didn’t score in any of those outings either and each scoreline from these appearances ended inside the bracket in question.
This is also true of six of their last eight away days, a run which encompasses trips to heavyweights such as Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Prior to Man City’s two aforementioned 2-0 reverses on the homestead, they have scored no more than three in each of their nine base camp battles following a 2-0 Capital One Cup defeat to Newcastle.