Hull vs Nottingham
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Kick off at 17:30 UK/18:30 CET
Venue: KCOM Stadium.
Two teams with similar positions take on each other in the late Saturday game. Hull will want to do well and continue chasing their dream of returning to the Premier League.
Hull took a minimal victory over Barnsley last week. Both teams were trying to score but the defensive lines held well. Still in the 78th minute substitute Campbell managed to find a way into the net. The goal stayed the only one in the game and Hull took important 3 points.
Nottingham took the points against Burton last week. The first half finished in a goalless draw but Nottingham took matters into their hands in the second half. Forest struck twice in the second half with McKay and Lichaj finding the net to gain important 3 points.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Hull’s season so far is marked with inconsistency. The long term injury of Abel Hernandez hit them hard and they netted some bad results. They found their game again in recent weeks with 2 victories and a draw. Scored 6 against Birmingham which showed they are improving up front. The team still needs more stability at the back with a single clean sheet in 8 games.
Hull plays in a 4-2-3-1 formation in recent weeks with Nouha Dicko leading the line. The team tries to control the flow of the game and create scoring chances.
Nottingham are performing better than last season. The team has a decent home record but poorer away. 2 victories and 4 defeats away from home show that Forest will be relying mainly on home games. Despite that the team has failed to find the net in just a single game on the road. The team hasn’t yet finished in a draw having 6 victories and 7 defeats.
Nottingham usually plays with a lone striker formations. Still when at home against certain teams Nottingham plays with second striker next to Daryl Murphy.
Hull vs Nottingham: Head to head
Hull has a distinctive advantage over Nottingham. 6-1 are the victories for Hull in the recent 9 games between the sides.
Five of the last 6 meeting finished with both teams finding the net.
At home Hull have 1 victory, 2 draws and 1 defeat with last 3 home games finishing with both teams on the scoresheet.
Hull vs Nottingham: Predictions
Most stats and form point towards a scoring game. Both teams to score looks like a likely option. Nottingham are scoring on the road while Hull have kept just a single clean sheets at home since the start of the season.
In terms of final outcome Hull should be considered favorites but not with a huge margin. The sides are evenly matched if it wasn’t for the home advantage.
Hull vs Nottingham: Bet Tips
BTTS:Yes for 1.62
Value bet – Hull to win and BTTS:Yes for 3.60 odd.
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