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Hull vs Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Hull vs Newcastle Predictions

Hull managed to avoid another defeat on Saturday as they battled to a 1-1 draw with West Brom at the KCOM. It required a rather late equaliser from defender Michael Dawson though, and they have still only won two of their last nine matches in all competitions, with six defeats making up the remainder of the results.

One of these defeats was their triumph over Bristol City in the last round of the League Cup, following on from their wins over Stoke and Exeter. However, Newcastle are likely to pose a greater danger than any of these sides, even Stoke, thanks to the shocking form they were in when the two met.

Hull’s home form doesn’t exactly fill their fans with confidence either. They have lost four of their last six home games, and with their primary concern being to stay in the Premier League their focus might be on a potentially crucial trip to Middlesbrough on the following Monday.

Newcastle tasted defeat for the first time since September at the weekend as Blackburn Rovers stunningly beat them 1-0 at St James’ Park to bring an end to their nine match winning streak in all competitions.

This excellent run includes a 6-0 hammering of Preston North End in the League Cup, with previous League Cup games seeing them beat Wolves and Cheltenham Town.

Newcastle are currently top of the Championship table and hold a six point grip on the automatic promotion places, but adding a League Cup triumph to that success would be an excellent achievement as they look to rekindle their former glory days.

In terms of squad selection Newcastle have plenty of strength in depth. Ten goal hero Dwight Gayle was left on the bench until the 85th minute on Saturday and is likely to start up front, whilst Ayoze Perez has three League Cup goals to his name. I think Gayle will be the biggest threat though. He has been limited to one substitute appearance in the League Cup so far but his absence from the starting lineup on Saturday suggests he was being rested for this clash. I’d back him for my anytime goalscorer predictions, especially since Hull haven’t kept a clean sheet at home all season.

In fact, Hull have only kept one clean sheet home and away in any competition all season, so Newcastle finding the net looks almost a certainty. Newcastle have conceded in three of their last four though and are coming up against Premier League opposition. The hosts have scored in four of their seven home games, so odds of 3/4 for Both Teams to Score look good value for money. I’m going for a 2-1 win for Newcastle at 8/1 for my correct score predictions though.

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