There is little doubt that the Premier League’s two most dissatisfied teams will be squaring up at the KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Tottenham have earned themselves 5/4 favouritism to gain all three points through the dubious distinction of having claimed victory twice in their last nine divisional assignments.
Hull, meanwhile are 11/5 dogs in the betting by virtue of taking all 11 games of their own campaign to accumulate their own measly brace of victories.
Also available at 11/5, the draw is the only way to roll in this tussle and not simply because it represents something of a White Hart Lane reunion.
Sure, the footballing equivalent of the non-committal smalltalk exchanged between old schoolmates at such events will doubtless ensue.
Old boys Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson will all line up for the Tigers against those they’ve grown up alongside.
However, the fact that both outfits will be severely lacking in confidence is another big pointer towards a stalemate, with the Tigers sure to be particularly bruised having yielded Burnley a first win of the season last time out.
The history books show they’ve been hard to separate too, while recent form offers further hope that the draw is the winning play.
Spurs and Hull played three times last term, drawing twice, while only a Roberto Soldado penalty separated the pair at White Hart Lane in the sole clash to name a victor.
Steve Bruce’s side can also contribute a lack of cutting edge to the pot cooking up our winning 11/5 punt, having gone 270 minutes without finding the net.
Meanwhile Tottenham’s inability to assert themselves on the frog and toad has meant that, the 4-1 loss to Man City aside, every one of their 2014/15 away days has been decided by a single strike, if at all.