IT’S D-Day for Hull. They need a win against Manchester United to possibly stay up. We asked Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) what he’s backing.
Hull v Manchester United | Sunday 15:00 | Sky Sports 1
Ah well Hull. Now it really gets serious. Now we really find out what you’re made of. Sadly I don’t think a happy ending is heading your way.
Steve Bruce’s side host Manchester United on Sunday knowing they must win to have any hope of staying in the Premier League. That task is going to be very difficult when you consider they’ve achieved that just twice in their last 11 games.
It’s hard to shake off just how woeful they were against Burnley two weeks ago in that 1-0 defeat. That was a high-stakes big pressure game and they just didn’t turn up.
Last week they were much better in another defeat against Spurs and a replication of that performance may be enough, but how can you back them at 23/10 against a Top 4 side?
The Tigers have won just eight games all seasons in the Premier League and only one of those have came against a Top 9 side. That was against a poor Liverpool team at the end of last month. It doesn’t read well.
One big slice of hope for Hull is Manchester United’s away form this season. They currently sit 7th in the Away Table and have failed to win 12 of their 18 matches on the road this Premier League campaign.
Crucially though, they haven’t lost to a side away from home in the (current) bottom half since September of last year and probably deserved all three points against Arsenal on Sunday.
True, Louis Van Gaal and his charges may still have that alcohol fug in their systems after the largesse of Tuesday night’s Player Of The Year awards but there’s a case to suggest a pub team could have beaten Hull two weeks ago.
This is a big ask for Hull. One that’s beyond them in my opinion. From a betting point of view the draw at 11/4 makes plenty of appeal and I’ll also play along at Under 1.5 Goals at 31/10 (did you see how many chances Hull missed last week?!). Both chunky prices.
Hull v Manchester United – Draw (11/4 Bet365)
Hull v Manchester United – Under 1.5 Goals (31/10 888 Sport)
Think Hull are doomed like Chris? Not got an account with Coral?
Hey, why not join Coral this weekend and back them at 5/1 to go down?