Aston Villa will be hoping to resurrect their promotion hopes when they entertain Hull City in their homeground on Saturday. The west Midlands outfit have struggled to secure regular wins since December and they are five points off the playoff zone. Hull, however, are the in-form team coming into this game and a sublime run of six victories to be within four points off sixth-placed Derby County. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Villa went winless for the third game on the bounce after they suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Wigan Athletic. The Villains were largely wasteful with the possession of the ball and they failed to muster a single shot on target.
Hull, meanwhile, made it six victories on the trot after sealing a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday. Jarrod Bowen continued his good scoring form with a goal in either half for the Yorkshire outfit.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the KCOM Stadium in August 2018 which finished 3-1 in Villa’s favour. A year before that, they faced each other at Villa Park where the game ended 1-1. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Hull City win at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Villa are backed at 2.00 for a return to winning ways but they face a tough task of achieving the outcome. The Villains have recently struggled with the defensive side of their game and this has cost them dearly with just one win in the past seven matches. Hull should pile on the misery with their rich vein of form and they are aiming to secure their maiden win at Villa Park in over 50 years. Our preview is to go for a Hull win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Hull City win at 3.80[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa win odds: 2.80
Aston Villa vs Hull City draw odds: 3.50
Correct Score odds
Villa’s goalscoring has been restrictive since the festive period and they come into the game with just six goals scored in the past five matches with the sole shutout. Hull have experienced the exact opposite with a staggering 16 goals in the same period while keeping two clean sheets more than the hosts. Villa should at least find the scoresheet with Tammy Abraham in their ranks. Our correct score prediction fancies a Hull 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Hull City 2-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Villa have failed to keep a clean sheet in the past five matches in their stadium and each of those have produced a minimum of four goals. The outcome was similar during the previous encounter between the sides which Villa won by a 3-1 scoreline. Our total goals prediction expects more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham and Jarrod Bowen have excelled for Villa and Hull respectively this term but we are going with the latter to find the breakthrough this weekend. The right-sided forward has scored a staggering seven goals in the past five matches while opening the scoresheet on two occasions. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Bowen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jarrod Bowen at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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