Mar 10, 2017 10:03:44
Both teams are facing relegation worries this season and our tipster expects a high-scoring clash when Marco Silva's side host Paul Clement's charges
While the sides at the top of the Premier League table are engaged in FA Cup action this weekend, there is a crucial league clash involving two teams fighting to preserve their place in the top tier.
Hull City host Swansea City and the outcome could go a long way to determining the fate of these respective sides come the end of the campaign.
The Swans have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since appointing former Derby County boss Paul Clement as manager; indeed, the side from south Wales came from behind to claim a crucial win against Burnley at Liberty Stadium last weekend, with Fernando Llorente notching a stoppage time winner for the hosts.
Clement, though, will be aware that his side have a far from convincing record on the road; Swansea have picked up just seven points from their last 12 Premier League away matches – although six of those points were won in 2017, courtesy of victories against Crystal Palace and Liverpool respectively.
Swansea have pulled themselves clear of the relegation zone in recent weeks and the visitors can be backed at 21/10 (3.10) with Betway to continue their climb with a vital victory on Humberside.
Hull, though, boast an impressive record on home soil; the Tigers have been beaten just once in their last 11 matches at KCOM Stadium and Marco Silva's side can be backed at 7/5 (2.40) to further improve upon that record with a win in this one, while Betway go 11/5 (3.20) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.
The hosts have won both of the previous meetings between the teams, by a 2-0 scoreline on each occasion, and Betway offer 9/1 (10.0) that the Tigers make it a hat-trick of 2-0 wins this weekend, while the same firm go 11/4 (3.75) that Silva's side win without conceding but that looks unlikely given their free-scoring opposition.
Swansea have scored in all but one of their eight Premier League matches in 2017 and there is plenty of potential for the goals to flow when these two teams meet, for there have been at least three goals in 14 of the Swans' last 15 Premier League outings, as well as in four of Hull's last six league matches on home turf.
Betway go 17/20 (1.85) that both teams score – a selection that would have seen punters profit from five of Swansea's last six league games, but better value may lie in backing more than two goals to be scored at 11/10 (2.10) with the same firm given that both sides are much more confident in their scoring options than they are at the back.
|Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with Betway|