Football Betting Tips – Hull City v Aston Villa

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Match Analysis

Hull City vs Aston Villa

KCOM Stadium, Monday 6th August, Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Key stats:

– Aston Villa have won 6 of the last 10 meetings, however, are winless in their last three.

– Aston Villa were the third top goalscorers last year scoring 72. Despite finishing 18th, Hull City scored 70.

– Both teams have scored in 50% of the last six meetings

– In their 32 meetings, Hull City have won only 6.


Despite putting all of their eggs in one ‘promotion-expectant’ basket last campaign, the Villains missed out on the top flight in the playoff final. This year, consolidation must be at the top of Steve Bruce’s priorities.

With 72 goals last campaign, Villa were the third highest scorers in the Championship, behind only Wolves and Fulham in the big-hitting stakes. Robert Snodgrass contributed significantly to this total; seven goals and 14 assists was a brilliant return from the West Ham loanee, with Bruce looking to secure the Scot’s signature for another season.

Concerns over Villa’s financial situation have overlooked the quality that still remains in the side; replacing John Terry’s leadership qualities won’t be easy, however, Villa know what is required to push on in this league. Scoring in all six of their friendly matches so far, losing just once – to West Ham – on the way, there is no reason why Bruce can’t bounce back into contention this year. 12/1 to win the league is a fair price.

Hull City aren’t being considered as real threats to the playoff places this season, with a less than impressive pre-season under their belt underlining their frailties. Jarrod Bowen will continue to lead the fight for Hull from the wing; the youngster was a fantastic find last year contributing to 15 goals throughout the season.

Injuries to Will Keane and Fraizer Campbell are a worry with under a week left until the start of the new season, as well as knocks picked up by Jordy de Wijs and Reece Burke in a friendly against Barnsley.

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Best Bet

Interestingly, of the last 12 sides relegated to the Championship, only Norwich (2 seasons ago) and Hull in 2015/16 started with a win. We have seen four draws (including Hull and Sunderland last season) and five opening defeats.

When the relegated side is away from home, the record is even worse with seven opening defeats with one draw and win a piece.

So what does the Championship Welcoming committee have in store for Swansea, Stoke and West Brom this time around?

West Brom welcome Bolton (8/1) but there could be some value in following Bolton +1 on the Asian Handicap market

Stoke have got what looks like a very tricky visit to Leeds on Sunday (consider getting on the draw here), while Swansea also travel, with Sheffield United the destination.

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Value Bet (3/1+)

Our ‘Value Bet' comes early this weekend, with Friday evenings game between Reading and Derby.

  • Derby have remained unbeaten on the opening day for the last 9 seasons (W4 – D5)
  • They are also unbeaten in their last six visits to Reading (W2 – D4) – in fact, they only lost 5 games away form home all last season
  • Reading only scored 25 goals at home last season, recording just two wins against top half sides

Reading had a really poor season and there were no signs of improvement when Clement came on board in March, while their transfer business thus far is far from inspiring. Play-off finishers last year, Derby will have high hopes this season of at least matching that outcome this year with new-boy Lampard in charge.

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