Premier League Betting Tips: Hull City vs Everton 30.12.2016
A small report on the teams matchup. The Tigers were predicted futile struggle for survival before the start of the season. The skeptics were right, so we can say six months later. Although it all started quite well for Mike Phelan: victory over the champions in the first round, then the victory over Swansea. And all this against the background of the team crisis, as more than 10 leading players left the team in summer. But, as we see, time put everything in its place, and now Hull takes the last line of the standings.
Everton is a contrast between the elite and the rest of the “trash”. The team never reaches Euro Cups, but neither fall below the 10-th place. Certainly, the Toffees have ambitions and potential, but it is not enough for the Premier League. According to the results of played games in 18 rounds, they keep deserved 7th place, and there is nothing to add.
Why do I believe in Hull success? Mike Phelan guys are more motivated to win this match, because only 4 points separate them from the relegation on the 17th place. On the other side, Everton have nothing to struggle for already, Europe League might be, but do the Toffees need it?
By the way, Everton spent awful away matches series: the Blues lost 4 of the last 5 away games, Koeman had 9 away games in total and only 3 wins with 5 defeats. Let me recall, the guests are favorites on all lines for 1.80, and it is with such a disgusting away game. Hull City lost to MU, Arsenal, Chelsea, Stoke City, MC at home. Actually, the Hughes squad is not the top EPL team, and the defeats to such football sharks are not surprising. Instead, the Tigers played well with equal teams, trying to catch up the points. Certainly, there are exceptions, but the clash was always present.
In general, the Toffees play with dignity of the greats. Have a look: the victories over Arsenal, draws with MU, MC, Tottenham, one minute defeat in the Liverpool’s derby. The disappointing defeat from Chelsea is a special case here. Surely, this is the exception rather than the rule. As a matter of fact, Ronald Koeman things are in a bad way, when the opponent is weaker. Watford, Burnley, Bournemouth, Southampton…They all defeated current Everton, and this is Hull’s level. Therefore, the Tigers can’t be such a clear underdog.
James McCarthy and Maarten Stekelenburg can’t help the Toffees because of the injuries. And I don’t even mention Bolasie, he won’t be able to help for a long time. Hull goes almost without losses, Keane and Lowry are reserve players, but Abel Hernandez hasn’t been able to help his team for more than two months already. So the squad strongest ones will play with the Hull City.
Betting tip of the match Hull City vs Everton:
Naturally, Everton is a match favorite, but I would not say such an evident one. Bet value is with hosts, though a small one. Hull City has higher priority for me. Forecast: 1X. By the way, the Tigers won the last head-to-head matchup in the Premier League, and it was also in the New Year.
Hull City to win odds: 4.15 at RealDealBet
Draw odds: 3.55 at TipBet
Everton to win odds: 1.90 at YouWin
Under 2.5 odds: 1.727 at YouWin
Over 2.5 odds: 2.00 at RealDealBet