Hull’s desperate situation at the foot of the Premier League table has left them craving points.
That being the case, they’ll be cursing their luck that this weekend they must play Newcastle…at home.
Normally, entertaining a team with five straight road defeats for form would be a welcome bonus for a basement-dwelling outfit like the Tigers, but the away side tends to fare better when they meet the Magpies.
This lends appeal to both the 7/4 about a Toon victory and the 21/10 that says this one will end all square, but the 8/5 in favour of a Hull triumph is best off being ignored.
If none of these match-betting figures are reeling you in, there’s a particularly tempting offering about Newcastle spearing the spoils in a game containing over 2.5 goals.
The punt pays out at 4/1, which means weekend wager-makers who lump their £30 free bet rewarded for opening an account at bwin.com on it could reap a mammoth £120 profit if it romps home.
This striped pair has contested seven matches across all competitions since Hull first garnered Premier League status in 2008.
Of this septet, the travelling team has never once been beaten.
Newcastle’s last visit to east Yorkshire yielded a 4-1 win, which was the second of three successive renewals between the two where at least four goals were scored.
Matches to involve John Carver’s men always promise a busy afternoon for the scoreboard operator; five of their last nine have resulted in the net rustling at least four times, which is also true of three of their last five away outings.
Both of their previous victories heading into this one would’ve rewarded backers of this bet and, while their current form is anything but impressive, fortune favours the visitors in this fixture so expect their sour streak to be snapped.