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Hull City – Sheffield United

These sides endured opposite emotions in midweek as Sheffield United claimed a hard-fought home win against QPR to boost their promotion hopes, while Hull’s relegation fears deepened with defeat at Middlesbrough. Playing again just three days later will be a physical test for both sides but with the stakes high for both clubs, there should still be a good tempo to the game.

Hull are outside the drop-zone on goal difference but they are now heading into a crucial phase in their season. Starting with this match, 4 of their next 5 league games are at home and 5 of their next 6 games are against bottom half sides, so it’s absolutely imperative that they secure a healthy points return over that period.

They perhaps have a bit more quality than the three sides below them and arguably one or two teams above them, so Nigel Adkins will still be optimistic that they will have enough to beat the drop. However with just 2 wins in 19 league games heading into this one, it’s hard to feel confident about their chances of walking away with all three points here.

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The bookies are struggling to decide on a favourite here and it’s easy to see why. While it’s hard to see any value in the Home Win, given Hull simply don’t win many football matches, Sheffield United have lost their way a bit and you couldn’t confidently back them to win on the road right now.

The Blades have only won 1 of their last 6 away from home in the league. It’s also just 4 wins in 15 Championship matches overall and that is well short of the level required to maintain a promotion push. It’s only their great start that has really kept them in touch with the top six over that period but they aren’t playing with quite the same quality or confidence now.

Overall, the value bet in the Full-Time result market here certainly looks to be the Draw. Only 3 Championship teams have drawn more often this season than Hull and that’s a trend that has only increased since the appointment of Adkins. 7 of their last 16 league games have ended up all square and the same goes for all of Hull’s last 4 league outings at the KCOM ,so it’d be no surprise to see this end level too.

Head To Head

Sheffield United came back to win 4-1 when the sides met earlier this term. They’ve only lost on 1 of their last 4 visits to Hull, winning twice.

Hull City vs Sheffield United Stats

  • 40% of Hull home league games this term have been drawn.
  • 60% of Blades away games and 73% of Hull home games have seen both teams score.

Hull City Team News

Sebastian Larsson returns from a ban and should partner Jackson Irvine in midfield. Key striker Abel Hernandez was involved with the U23 side in the week but isn’t expected to play any part here.

Sheffield United Team News

Goalkeeper Simon Moore returns from suspension and will be hoping to dislodge Jamal Blackman between the sticks. James Wilson remains a doubt for the Blades who aren’t expected to make many changes despite the quick turnaround.

Hull City vs Sheffield United Predictions

Both Teams To Score

Correct Score Prediction

Draw 2-2

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