Understandably, Chelsea are expected to encounter few difficulties as they bid to augment their standing at the top of the Premier League when they visit Hull, with the bookies going as short as 1/2 about a Blues win in Yorkshire.
A beefy 7/1 says the Tigers claim the spoils, while it’s 3/1 about the draw, but if none of these match-betting angles are tickling ones fancy, there are a few tasty looking goalscorer angles to exploit.
Below we’ve sounded out the three value picks and the market where they’re most likely to reward, starting with a favourite son of the Shed End.
Eden Hazard – 5/1 first goalscorer
The dainty Belgian winger is in great scoring form as he pushes for player of the year honours and rates an excellent price to enhance his claims with the first goal of this KC Stadium collision.
It’s 5/1 Hazard opens the scoring here, which must appeal considering he has done so in each of Chelsea’s previous three domestic road games, as well as in the corresponding fixture earlier in the campaign.
Swansea routing aside, the former Lille ace has notched in five of the previous six sojourns for Jose Mourinho’s men and with main goal ace Diego Costa no longer savouring the rich vein with which he started the campaign, he’s the Blues biggest threat here.
Oscar – 2/1 anytime goalscorer
The Brazilian playmaker hasn’t scored in a while, but Hull’s tendency to ship goals to midfielders gives him the perfect opportunity to rectify this run.
Seven of the previous ten strikes the Tigers have given up have been to those operating between defence and attack, while four of the previous six they’ve conceded against this foe have been to players of identical breed, with Oscar among the benefactors.
Dame N’Doye – 10/1 last goalscorer
The 30-year-old Senegalese striker has been on the scoresheet in every match he has started at the KC and boasts impressive figures of three goals in six appearances in England.
Two of this triumvirate proved to be the final say of their respective games so if he has to bolster his seasonal haul here, expect it to be towards the end.