Jackett’s Wolves look to take advantage of Hull City wobble
After matchday 33 of this breathless Championship season, Steve Bruce’s Hull City were sitting in top spot. Fast forward seven games, and the Humberside club are battling to secure a play-off place.
And they face a tough task with the visit of in-form Wolves.
Kenny Jackett’s men have won three and drawn four of their last eight games, and recorded some impressive statistics along the way.
Wolves are the only away team to have scored at Turf Moor in the last seven games, with Danny Batth’s late equaliser earning them a deserved point in Lancashire.
The Black Country club have also conceded just twice in their last five fixtures, including shutouts against play-off hopefuls Birmingham City and Ipswich Town.
The Tigers, meanwhile, have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions, and have shipped four goals on two occasions during that woeful period.
The hosts can take comfort from the fact that victory in this game would increase the gap to seventh-placed Cardiff City to 10 points, and leave the Humberside team looking certain to secure a play-off spot.
Hull boss Steve Bruce has also guided Hull – and Birmingham City – to Championship promotion before, though neither side suffered a plummet in form like the current crop at the KC Stadium have.
The best value for this clash appears to be on a Wolves victory at 13/2. The visitors are also 4/1 to keep a clean sheet – a feat they’ve achieved in three of their last five games – and 10/1 to win to nil
The hosts are 1/2 to claim victory here, with 14/5 for a draw.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing