Hull City-Watford Betting Preview: Goals for both sides in this vital clash

Second host third in a crucial Championship match at the KC Stadium on Tuesday with our tipster Hugh Wilson backing goals and a 7/4 value bet
After Hull City beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 on Saturday evening, the Tigers cemented their place in the automatic promotion places after Watford’s last minute slip-up versus Burnley.

The Hornets seemed to be on their way to three points before Sam Vokes netted in injury time to leave Gianfranco Zola’s men four points behind Hull in the race for second spot.

Although Steve Bruce’s men are on an inconsistent run at the moment, their push for promotion has been helped by teams around them faltering.

As well as Watford’s result, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Brighton all failed to record wins this weekend. A win for the Tigers would see them extend that four-point gap and they are favourites at 23/20 (2.15) with Bet365 to do that.

Zola’s men are currently going through a rare winless run, going three matches without a victory for the first time since September. The Hornets desperately need a result this evening to close the gap on Hull, and Bet365 price them as the outsiders at 5/2 (3.50).

The same firm price the draw at 13/5 (3.60), although it’s worth noting Hull haven’t drawn in 12 matches.

Both sides haven’t struggled to score this season, with Watford top of the goal-scoring charts. Both teams to score at 4/6 (1.67) seems to be a price worth backing, and could be included as part of a multiple for those who deem it too short for a single.

The Tigers have found the net in their last nine matches, with Watford failing to score in one of their last 10 matches. It’s also worth noting that this bet would have paid out in the last four meetings between the two sides.

For those looking for more value, the anytime market offers a seemingly golden bet at longer odds.

When first looking at this fixture, a neutral might have been swayed towards Watford’s Matej Vydra, who has set the Championship alight this season. However, the Championship player of the year is without a goal for the Hornets in his last five despite scoring twice in his last international appearance.

The real value seems to lie with Hull’s George Boyd. The Peterborough United loanee has hit the back of the net four times in his last five, and is 7/4 (2.75) with Bet365 to score anytime in this vital clash.

Both teams to score at 4/6 (1.67) with bet365
George Boyd to score anytime at 7/4 (2.75) with bet365

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