Fulham v Hull City Betting Tips and Odds – 13/09/17

Fulham v Hull City Betting Tips and Odds – 13/09/17

Fulham v Hull City Betting Tips and Odds

In our Fulham v Hull betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best possible bets between the two teams.

Overview

Fulham welcome recently relegated Hull City to Craven Cottage tomorrow night in a contest that the hosts will be slight favourites for. Both sides have struggled to find their feet so far this season and pressure is definitely mounting in both camps as we head into a jam packed September, full of exhilarating Championship action.

The last time these sides met it resulted in a 4-1 win for the hosts.

Pressure already mounting for Leonid Slutsky

The visitors for this clash have had a torrid time of it since the season began back in early August, they’ve only won 2 games out of 6 and were thumped 5-0 in their last outing to Derby County on Friday night live on TV. The two wins the Tigers have recored this season both came against fellow strugglers Burton and Bolton, games which you would have expected the ex Premier League outfit to triumph in anyway, so there is definitely cause for concern for the East Yorkshiremen as they head into this tie against a side currently sitting just one place above them in the table on goal difference alone.

Football is a results driven business, and although the season is just over a month old, if results don’t start changing for Hull then we could see the departure of manager Leonid Slutsky, sooner rather than later. The Russian was brought in during the summer after the departure of highly sought after boss Marco Silva’s move to Watford, in a bid to push for immediate promotion back to the Premier League after their relegation from the top tier at the end of last season, which so far is not going to plan at all. The Tigers were among the favourites for promotion at the start of the campaign and still have the resources available to be contenders for at least a spot in the play off’s come the end of the season, but quite simply have to start performing better if they are to do this, something the manager will be held responsible for if they continue with their current form.

Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky shows his dejection

Play off heartache for the Lilywhites 

Fulham go into this game full of confidence after their 1-1 draw with league leaders Cardiff on Saturday, the Cottagers were underdogs against the high flying Bluebirds but dominated possession throughout and were unfortunate not to come away with all 3 points after prolific winger Ryan Sessegnon gave them the lead on 75 minutes. This lead lasted all of 8 minutes however, as Neil Warnock’s men hit back through Danny Ward, ensuring the points were shared in West London. Finding the net seems to be the problem for Fulham this term, they’ve only managed 6 goals in 7 games, so need to start fully taking advantage of their chances if they are to imitate the success of last year and push for a place in the play off’s come May.

Another top 6 finish has to be the aim for the hosts this term, they endured a fantastic campaign last time out and were unlucky not to be promoted after defeat over two legs to eventual play off champions and Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town. It’s been 3 years since Fulham were demoted from the top tier, after a hugely successful tenure in the Premier League which once included great success in the Europa League, the Londoner’s will be looking to get back to where they feel they belong this season, but need to start picking up points if they are to do so, and soon. They will however view this game against a struggling Hull side currently sitting a space below them in the table as the perfect chance to start gaining some much needed momentum, giving them the confidence required to push for a top 6 finish when the season comes to an end next year.

This, on the face of it would surely suggest a close game, with both sides in similar positions in the league, but we think it could sway in favour of the hosts due to a lack of confidence in the opposition, Fulham played really well against a very strong Cardiff side so will definitely have the momentum heading into this tie, whereas Hull got stuffed in their last game, meaning there will be heavy pressure on their shoulders to get a result under the lights at the Lilywhites.

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon’s strike earned Fulham a point on Saturday

Odds:

If you think the hosts will come out on top in this clash, they’re best priced at 5/6 with SkyBet. If you think it will end as a draw, get odds of 11/4 with William Hill. If you feel that Hull will come away with 3 points, get them to win at 10/3 with Betfred.

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