Hull City v Trencin: Bruce’s boys backed for Europa League progress
Tom Huddlestoneï¿½s missed penalty against Trencin took the gloss off an otherwise comfortable performance by Hull City in Slovakia but it should be a different story at the KC Stadium.
Facing inferior European opposition, the Tigers are 3/10 favourites for victory on the night, with the draw on at 4/1 and an unlikely away win available at 9/1 with Ladbrokes.
But with a high-scoring and ultimately comfortable home win in the offing, weï¿½ve separated the wheat from the chaff to bring you three of the best bets available on the night.
Hull may have failed to find the net in Zilina last week but it should be an entirely different story on home soil, particularly given Trencinï¿½s poor record on the road.
The Slovakian side are without a win from their last two league fixtures away from home and with each of their last six away games featuring over 2.5 goals, it would be wise to back a repeat here.
Steve Bruce will be desperate to make a positive start against Trencin after their previous goalless encounter. With many players yet to reach peak fitness, an early burst of goals could be on the cards, with the Hull boss then able to make changes and give others some valuable game time.
Four of Hullï¿½s last five home fixtures in the Premier League featured more goals in the first 45 minutes and given the gulf between the two teams a similar story could play out.
With the likes of Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic both a short price to score against the Slovakians, weï¿½ve plumped for a leftfield choice in the form of one-time England national team candidate Curtis Davies.
The 29-year-old netted five times for Hull City last term ï¿½ including a goal in the Tigersï¿½ 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in FA Cup final ï¿½ and is a tempting price to score anytime here.
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