Hull City take on an Aston Villa team caught in a difficult situation ahead of the Championship 2018-19 campaign. This match at the KCOM Stadium witnesses two teams that are fighting to avoid a potential slide down the Championship table. Both are quite nervous ahead of the new campaign but for different reasons. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Hull City were unable to pick up any victory in the last four pre-season friendly matches. Their last victory in the friendly games was back against Maritimo in the second week of July.
Aston Villa have surprised many with their good pre-season, but manager Steve Bruce has had to sell a number of his top stars. Further departures are expected with Jack Grealish expected to leave the club.
The recent match between Villa and Hull finished as a goalless draw. This match was at the KCOM Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Hull City are at odds of 2.75 while it is possible to get a price of 2.80 for a Aston Villa win. Both these markets do not appeal to us, as both teams head into the new campaign with an element of uncertainty. In the past, these two teams have played out several draws and this is especially true of the meetings during the 2017-18 campaign when both matches finished as a draw. Our preview would opt for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Hull City win odds: 2.75
Aston Villa win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
Aston Villa may still lose a couple of players before this game kicks off and it has been the story of their summer. Financial difficulties have led to a substantial drop in quality in the Villa set up, while Hull City are not in a much stronger position to capitalise on the same. Despite home advantage, Hull City are expected to be shy on goals and the contribution from Villa is also likely to be on the lower side. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game is likely to see both teams cancel out each other on several fronts. This will be especially true going forward as both teams are depleted ahead of the new campaign. Recent meetings between the two clubs have produced tight matches with very few cases occurring with more than 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction would opt for a match that has under 2.5 goals in total.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jonathan Kodjia has been unable to score in three Championship games against Hull City. However, the 28-year-old centre forward may just be able to break his duck in the upcoming match. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Kodjia.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jonathan Kodjia at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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