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Huddersfield v Hull: Visitors to cement promotion credentials

| 30.03.2013

Huddersfield welcome Hull to the Galpharm Stadium, with the hosts, vastly improved under Mark Robins, 21/10 to triumph over their second-place visitors.

Hull have the chance to put daylight between them and third-place Watford by winning though, and at 13/10, they look generously priced to victor on the road once again.

Only two Championship sides have won more on their travels than the Tigers this season, whilst Steve Bruce’s men also have the joint sixth-best defensive record in the division.

Despite this though, the Humberside outfit have still conceded more times than they have scored away from the KC Stadium this term.

As such, backing a low-scoring away triumph could be a wise move, with 18/5 odds available regarding a Hull victory involving less than 2.5 goals.

Such a bet would have paid off in their last two away wins, and also in the reverse fixture earlier in the campaign, from which the Tigers emerged triumphant by a 2-0 scoreline.

A 2-0 away success is priced at 10/1 here, whilst it may prove fruitful to simply back the visitors to keep a clean sheet for the 14th time this season at 17/10.

Given that they have won nine of the 13 matches they haven’t been breached in though, Bruce’s charges appear worthy of consideration to win to nil at a better value 11/4.

Also, half markets may provide profitable betting opportunities, in light of Hull’s slow-starting nature of late.

Indeed, the travelling side have failed to lead at the break in six of their past nine matches, and have most regularly been level at the half-time whistle during this period.

Therefore, the 9/2 odds that the Tigers go on to win a match that is even at half-time appear far too big.

Of potential deadlock breakers meanwhile, George Boyd is sure to prove popular amid his recent goalscoring form for the visitors.

The on-loan Peterborough man has notched three times in his last four appearances, with two opening strikes included in these, and he is 9/2 to register first here again.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee