West Ham will have every chance of filing their first win in seven games against a Hull side without their three major sources of Premier League through injury.
The Irons are a tasty 3/4 to return to three-point land when the Tigers visit the Boleyn Ground.
Humberside’s finest will go into battle without strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez and one-time claret Mohamed Diame.
Between them the trio are responsible for 14 of the 20 top-flight goals Hull have registered this term, with six, three and four strikes respectively.
Of the remaining six, Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala can claim as fair a share as Sone Aluko, Jake Livermore, Gaston Ramirez and Ahmed Elmohamady.
That makes two-goal centre-half James Chester the most potent threat to Adrian’s net available to Steve Bruce.
As a result of Hull’s depleted striking arsenal there’s little reward to be had in backing them for victory at 15/4 or even to nick a draw 5/2.
Finding the onion bag hasn’t been a problem for West Ham this season – Sam Allardyce’s side have drawn just three blanks in 24 outings across all competitions.
The 21 outings in which they found the net at least once include a 2-2 KC Stadium draw in September.
Their hosts goals were scored by, you guessed it, Hernandez and Diame.
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For more devil-may-care punters, however, the Irons win to nil will have been sounding like a siren ever since the injury-related nugget in the fourth paragraph.
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