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Man City v Hull: More misery in store for beleaguered Bruce

| 06.02.2015

The front-runner in Ladbrokes’ next manager to leave market, Steve Bruce could be set for another Saturday afternoon to forget at the Etihad.

As a former Manchester United player the Tigers boss has a well-established reputation for surrendering points to his ex-employers the Red Devils but he’s not fared much better against the blue half of the city in recent times either.

Each of Hull’s last three encounters with the Citizens have ended in defeat so it’s no shock to see Ladbrokes pricing the hosts as 2/11 favourites for the win.

The Tigers are 14/1 outsiders for victory while a draw can be backed at 6/1 with the bookmakers but rather than bank on the woeful visitors why not rub salt into the wounds with a punt on any one of the following three tips.

Sergio Aguero to score first @ 9/4

The Argentine has been a little goal shy of late since returning from injury but we fancy him to get back on track against Hull, who have conceded first in each of their previous four outings.

Aguero also scored the opener when these two teams met at the KC Stadium and with the Tigers on a rotten run and City getting back to their best, the South American looks a reliable choice to open the scoring.

Manchester City to win by two goals @ 14/5

Forget what the song says, when it comes to Manchester City and Hull, two is most definitely the magic number with the Sky Blues winning by two clear goals in each of their previous three encounters with the Tigers.

And with both Arsenal and Chelsea beating the Kingston club by precisely two goals we are confident of City pulling off the same feat at the Etihad.

Both teams to score and Manchester City to win @ 2/1

Despite our supreme confidence in Manchester City’s ability to not only pick up all three points but do it in convincing style we still have a niggling doubt about their defence.

Hull may have gone four games without scoring but after recruiting experienced goal-getter Dame N’Doye earlier this week we can definitely see the Tigers getting on the scoresheet here, though it will most likely be a consolation goal.

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

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.