Hull City Premier League Betting Preview
Hull City Betting Odds
Premier League betting odds: 1500/1 bet365
FA Cup betting odds: 100/1 William Hill
League Cup betting odds: 100/1 bet365
Hull City Top Goalscorer betting: To Follow
Hull City Betting Preview
Back in the top-flight at the first time of asking after coming through the play-offs, it’s safe to say that Hull City won’t be troubling the upper echelons of the Premier League. There is no attraction whatsoever in Hull City’s title odds of 1500/1 and they really shouldn’t have anyone parting with their money.
As things stand they look a fair bet for another demotion, with no squad strengthening of note having taken place as yet and the club ownership looking to sell and being frequently at odds with the supporters.
There clearly will be some major recruitment over the remainder of the transfer window, but odds of 100/30 on the Tigers to finish bottom of the Premier League does have some appeal. Steve Bruce didn’t seem entirely convincing when deciding to stay with the club at the end of last season and he has also been linked with the England vacancy. That would seem unlikely, but with takeover speculation rife, Bruce could well be tempted by offers from other clubs or even potentially be dismissed himself.
There are some big prices available on Hull in both cup competitions, but you need to take into account that Premier League safety is the priority and that Bruce rotated his squad heavily in the FA Cup last season when chasing promotion.
- Will Mannion (AFC Wimbledon)
- Ben Clappison (York City)
- Erik Bukran (out of contract)
- Mitch Langton (out of contract)
- Josh Baker (out of contract)
- Sone Aluko (out of contract)
- Ryan Taylor (out of contract)
- Max Clark (Cambridge United – six-month loan)
- Sone Aluko (Fulham)
Hull City’s Record 2015-16
Championship – 4th
FA Cup – 5th round (Arsenal)
League Cup – quarter-finals (Manchester City)
Hull City fixtures 2016-17
Hull’s first game upon their return to the top-flight of English football provides them with a great opportunity to make their mark, with Premier League champions Leicester City visiting the KCOM Stadium at lunchtime on Saturday 13th August. The following Saturday Steve Bruce’s men travel to Swansea City, for the sort of match where they will need to be taking points over the course of the season if they are to avoid being mired in a fight for survival. They end the season at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 21st May 2017.
Hull City Betting Tips
With almost no incoming transfer activity since promotion, it’s difficult to gauge Hull’s chances of retaining their Premier League status at this stage.
The reality is that finishing 17th would be deemed a successful season. That’s certainly possible, but there is just too much uncertainty at the KCOM Stadium at present.
The majority of the promotion squad is still intact, but additional quality is necessary if they are to compete in the Premier League and Hull look to be trying to do things on the cheap at present.
The Tigers are currently being heavily linked with Hal Robson-Kanu but, however good his goal was for Wales against Belgium at Euro 2016, that speculation should set a few alarm bells ringing. The former Reading striker may be a tireless worker, but there is nothing in his career to date to indicate that he is going to score the goals or possess the general quality that Hull will require on a regular basis in the top-flight.
With Assem Allam looking to sell the club, it would seem unlikely that he will be willing to lavish vast sums on player recruitment this summer (even from the new TV deal). The problem there is that if no sale is concluded in the next few weeks, Bruce could be left with precious little time (or funds) in which to strengthen a squad that looks destined to struggle as it is.
Hull City Information
- Official club site: www.hullcitytigers.com/
- Stadium: KCOM Stadium
- Manager: Steve Bruce
- Club nickname: The Tigers
- Year formed: 1904
- Club owner: The Allam family
- Most League appearances: Andy Davidson (520)
- Most League Goals: Chris Chilton (193)
Hull City Club Honours
Football League One/ Third Division
Football League Third Division North
Champions: 1932–33, 1948–49