Free tips Premier League: Hull City v Manchester City prediction (5.15 pm, Boxing Day)

HULL CITY VS MANCHESTER CITY PREDICTIONS, BETTING TIPS AND MATCH PREVIEWS

Monday 26th December 17:15, KCOM Stadium . Live on Sky Sports 1


HULL CITY VS MANCHESTER CITY PREDICTIONS:


ASIAN HANDICAP PREDICTION:

Manchester City -1.5 at 19/20 with bet365


MATCH RESULT & BTTS PREDICTION:

Manchester City to Win & Yes at 7/4 with Betfred


REASON FOR HULL CITY VS MANCHESTER CITY BETTING TIPS

After winning their first two matches upon their return to the Premier League, things have gone badly awry for Hull City since, with just one victory and a further six points having been accrued in the subsequent 15 matches.

Hull have taken just two points from a possible 18 in their last six matches although, to their credit, they were unfortunate in losing 1-0 at West Ham United last time out, when they struck the woodwork on no fewer than three occasions.

Manchester City also started the season in impressive form although, unlike Hull, that was both more expected and also went beyond the first couple of games. However, their form has been decidedly patchy since late September.

That said, back-to-back wins at home to Watford and Arsenal, the latter of which they had to show some real character in battling back from a goal down at the interval, would appear to have them moving in the right direction again.

The Tigers have lost half of their eight games at the KCOM Stadium this season, three of them by a margin of two goals or more. Even without the services of Sergio Aguero, the visitors possess such an abundance of attacking talent that it’s difficult to envisage Hull being able to contain them over 90-minutes. Backing the Citizens on the Asian Handicap -1.5 looks worth an interest and would pay out in full for any Manchester City win by a two-goal margin or more.

Hull have the second worst defensive record in the Premier League going into the game, having conceded 36 goals in 17 games to date. Given Manchester City’s attacking options, backing the visitors to win with Over 2.5 Goals in the match looks a decent punt at 5/6 with Boylesports too.

With Manchester City not being exactly watertight at the back themselves, backing them to win with Both Teams To Score (‘BTTS’) looks potentially lucrative.

On the Total Goals market, it might be worth looking at the Asian Goal Line, with Over 3 Goals at 5/6 with BetVictor worthy of consideration. With that bet, anything over 3 goals in the match would be a winning bet, whilst exactly 3 goals would see you get your stake returned in full. Everything points to there being a few goals here.

If looking for a Hull City v Manchester City correct score tip, then a 3-1 win for the visitors appeals at 11/1 with bet365.

HULL CITY VS MANCHESTER CITY STATS

Just 12% of Hull’s home matches this season have featured less than two goals, whilst 88% of Manchester City’s games on the road have had at least three goals.

Both Teams To Score (BTTS) has occurred in 62% of Hull’s matches at the KCOM Stadium this season and in 75% of Manchester City’s away games.

HULL CITY TEAM NEWS

Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez is ruled out until the New Year after hernia surgery, but Ryan Mason and Josh Tymon are both available again.

MANCHESTER CITY TEAM NEWS

Sergio Aguero serves the last game of his four-match suspension following his red card against Chelsea. Fernandinho is available after suspension and Pablo Zabaleta will have a fitness test on his knee problem.

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