Hull City - Leeds United Betting Preview: Back the Tigers to bite back

Steve Bruce's side were held by Leicester City on Boxing Day but Willie Duncan is backing them to bounce back by claiming victory over Neil Warnock's men on Saturday afternoon
Hull City were held by fellow promotion hopefuls Leicester City on Wednesday but Steve Bruce’s Tigers will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Leeds United to KC Stadium for their final league fixture of 2012 on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers are unbeaten in six matches and are chalked up at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power to claim all three points against their Yorkshire rivals this weekend.

Leeds suffered a 4-2 reverse at the hands of Nottingham Forest on Wednesday afternoon and they can be backed at 3/1 (4.0) with Paddy Power to make amends for that defeat by beating Hull while the same firm go 12/5 (3.40) that the match ends in a draw.

Steve Bruce’s men have claimed just one win in their last four home matches in the Championship and will be eager to exert some pressure on league leaders Cardiff City by beating Neil Warnock’s side.

The Tigers will hope to get off to a fast start against a Leeds side that have struggled on the road, claiming just 12 points from 12 away games in the league this season.

Should Hull come out of the blocks quickly this weekend, Paddy Power’s 7/5 (2.40) quote for the home side to lead at half time carries appeal while the chunky 16/5 (4.20) on offer from the same firm for Hull to lead 1-0 at the break is tempting here.

Prior to Wednesday’s stalemate, Hull City had scored twice in each of their four previous outings and, with that in mind, the 8/11 (1.73) on offer from Paddy Power for the Tigers to score two or more against a Leeds United side that has leaked 15 goals in their last six matches in all competitions is worthy of support.

Meanwhile, the 4/6 (1.67) quote from Paddy Power for three or more goals to be scored also looks to be an obvious selection although the home win appeals more at 10/11 (1.91) given Leeds' poor away form.

Those seeking bigger prices may be tempted by Paddy Power’s first goalscorer market and Slovenian Robert Koren, who has scored three goals in his last five matches for the Tigers, is the value selection at 6/1 (7.0) with Paddy Power to bag the opening goal this weekend.

Hull City to win at 10/11 (1.91) with Paddy Power
Robert Koren to score first at 6/1 (7.0) with Paddy Power

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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