Hull City vs Charlton Athletic
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 June 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: KCOM Stadium.
The Tigers are hanging by a thread over the relegation line at the moment, and with the season entering its final stages, they are effectively flirting with disaster.
Meanwhile, the Addicks are placed in the relegation zone, and have been on a run that could be termed as one of the worst in the whole competition. The similarities between these teams do not end here.
The most obvious one would be the terrible defensive performances these squads have been putting forth week in, week out. Under such a high-pressure situation this weekend, we could count on both teams to concede in plenty.
Hull City vs Charlton Athletic: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-2 draw.
- The past three match-ups had a total of 13 goals between them.
- Six of the previous nine games had three or more goals.
- The last time these two locked horns at this stadium, the home team won 6-0.
- Disregarding a single meeting at this venue over the years, every single encounter has had three or more goals.
Hull City vs Charlton Athletic: Prediction
The Tigers lost 5-1 on the road the last match-day, against Stoke. The hosts were in such a hurry to finish off the game, that they raced to a 3-0 lead even before the 20th minute.
Though the guests were able to slot in a consolation goal later in the second half, Stoke scored two more goals in return to complete the embarrassment for the Tigers.
In the meantime, the Addicks lost 0-1 at home the past match-day, against Middlesbrough. It was a must-win game for the hosts, and they did try their best to at least manage a draw. But the visiting defense protected their one-goal lead till the end.
As of now, understand that both teams are in danger of getting relegated, and as such they have nothing to gain by playing it safe. They are forced to go after the three points in the remaining fixtures, if they are to extend their stay in the league.
They will particularly be desperate this Saturday, as either team are direct competitors in the race to safety. Couple this helplessness with the out-of-form defense of both teams, and we are presented with a game that has potential to see a lot of goals.
In fact, in the last three decades, there has been only a single match-up at this stadium that had under 2.5 match goals. By all means, expect a high-scoring thriller this weekend.
Hull City vs Charlton Athletic: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).