Mar 14 2014

Hull and Manchester City to score less than 2.5 goals

Hull City versus Manchester City is the first match of the 30th round in the Premier League. The hosts seemed to have already secured their remaining among the best in England, while Manchester City starts their battle to catch up with Chelsea in the title race.

The citizens surprisingly lost their match in the FA Cup against Wigan and dropped out on the quarterfinals. Almost certainly, they would have to leave the fight for the Champions League too, after losing against Barcelona with 0-2 at home. This means they can concentrate entirely on the league. Something that only bodes bad news for the tigers from Hull.

They in turn are 5 points ahead from the relegation zone and they have a game in hand, which puts them in a very advantageous position against the other teams which battle for their positions among the best in England.

If we look deeper into the numbers we would see that Hull is the team with the best defense of all teams who are struggling to stay in the Premier League. So far, they conceded a total of 35 goals, which is the exact number of the goals conceded by the fighting for the first place Liverpool.

In turn, the Manchester City’s forwards completely forgot how to score goals as in their last three matches from the league they have scored only one. The question is how they will perform against the solid Hull’s defense.

What do the bookies offer for a possible bet on Under 2.5 goals scored by both teams in the match? William Hill offers 2.1 and bet365 2.05. This are coefficients that are more than good for a such bet which seems pretty justified given the both team’s recent results.

Of course, we mustn’t forget that Hull conceded bereavement of Newcastle with 1-4 in their last game, but this is probable an exception. Also, a bet on Under 2.5 Goals in a Manchester City’s match is always risky, so I’ll make that bet, but with a much smaller amount than usual.