Hull City - Bristol City Betting Preview: Tigers to take another step towards the Premier League in close encounter

With relegation confirmed on Tuesday night, the Robins face a home side on the verge of promotion to the Premier League - Hugh Wilson is also backing a 12/5 value bet
Bristol City became the first team of the season to be relegated from the Championship after a midweek 1-0 loss to Birmingham City.

Sean O’Driscoll’s men are in a rut at the moment, with only one win in nine, and as a result they will find themselves playing League One football next season.

The Robins are purely playing for pride now, and Bet365 give them little hope against Hull City, with the price of 9/1 (10.00) that they will come out on top in this fixture on Friday night.

Hull City have had contrasting fortunes to their opponents of late. The Tigers are sitting pretty in second position in the Championship, six points ahead of Watford in third with just three games remaining.

A win at the KC Stadium for the home side would leave them needing one point from two matches to gain promotion.

Steve Bruce’s men have been on a hugely inconsistent run of late though, winning five and losing five of their last 10. Despite that, Bet365 still offer them as heavy favourites at 2/5 (1.40) to reach the 80-point mark in the league with a victory here.  The same firm offer the draw at 15/4 (4.75).

With Hull to win at such a short price, it’s worth looking elsewhere for value like the over/under 2.5 goals market. The under 2.5 goals is currently at evens (2.00) with Bet365.

On first inspection, it might appear as though this game will be a walkover for the home side, however, four out of the last five matches for Hull would have paid out on this bet easily.

Taking into account that Bristol City have only netted three goals in their last five matches, this bet is certainly worth backing.

For those looking for more value, the winning margin market is worth investing in. Hull have been extremely tight this season, scoring a modest 59 goals and conceding 48. The Tigers have won 25 matches in all competitions this season, with 19 of them being by the single goal. Bet365 offer 12/5 (3.40) that Hull win by one goal, which seems like a fantastic price worth a smaller investment.

Under 2.5 goals at evens (2.00) with bet365
Hull City to win by one goal at 12/5 (3.40) with bet365

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