Hully City - Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview: Don't expect too many goals at the KC Stadium

Steve Bruce's promotion-chasers take on the relegation-threatened Owls live on television on Saturday, but Al Hain-Cole cannot see an action-packed encounter
Two Yorkshire rivals go head-to-head live on television in the Championship on Saturday, as Hull City play host to Sheffield Wednesday.

Automatic promotion to the Premier League is the aim for Steve Bruce's men this season, while the visitors are simply hoping to stave off relegation and stay in the division.

The Tigers have an excellent chance of achieving their goal on current form, having gone nine games without defeat. Bruce was awarded the Championship Manager of the Month for December and his side are favourites at 8/13 (1.62) with Paddy Power to pick up their sixth win in eight unbeaten league games.

Wednesday are actually without defeat in three matches on the road, and are available at odds of 9/2 (5.50) to win their third away game in four in this one.

Five of these side's last 10 matches have ended in a draw, so you should not be surprised if another stalemate takes place at the KC Stadium, at odds of 11/4 (3.75).

Recent encounters between this pair have hardly been the most eye-catching affairs, as only three goals have been scored in their last four meetings.

This low-scoring run is likely to continue in this match, considering only Brighton have seen fewer goals at either end than Hull this season, while just four goals have been scored in The Owls' last five away from home.

A bet on under 2.5 goals to be scored would have paid out in the last six fixtures at the KC Stadium, as well as each of the last six games featuring the guests, so odds of 5/6 (1.83) seem to offer fantastic value for that tally not to be exceeded in this game.

Two of the last three meetings between this pair have ended in a 1-0 win for The Tigers, and Dave Jones' men have also lost by that score-line in two of their last five matches on the road, so it is well worth having a wager on the hosts to wrap up the narrowest of victories once again this time, at lucrative 11/2 (6.50) odds.

Under 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83) with Paddy Power
Hull to win 1-0 at 11/2 (6.50) with Paddy Power

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.