Derby County vs Hull Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
Promotion chasing Derby County and Hull City meet in the East Midlands on Tuesday night. Our betting tips suggest the Tigers may gain revenge for their defeat to the Rams earlier in the campaign.
Reason For Derby County vs Hull Betting Tips
These two sides could potentially meet again in the play-offs although the Rams still have some work to do to ensure they make them while Hull are still hopeful of automatic promotion. Derby have had a very poor 2016 so far to fall away from contention for a top two spot. They’ve taken just 16 points from 15 league games this calendar year which is a pitiful return for a side that has plenty of quality in it. They were beaten 2-1 at Cardiff at the weekend but have won their last 3 at the iPro with Blackburn, Huddersfield and Nottingham Forest the visitors.
Hull will provide them with a much sterner test than all those sides though. The Tigers were 4-0 winners against Bristol City on Saturday and looked refreshed following a tough run of results and congested fixture schedule prior to the international break. They are 5 points better off than their opponents having played a game fewer but are still 4 points off 2nd place Middlesbrough and their automatic promotion ambitions will be hanging by a thread if they lose here.
This is a tough game to call but Derby have been so unconvincing over a prolonged period of time now that you’d be inclined to favour Hull. The Tigers still have a lot of players with Premier League quality in their ranks and they have won 4 of their 7 away games in the league since the turn of the year. It’s hard to see there being may goals though as 5 of Hull’s last 6 away games have finished with 1-0 scorelines, as have 3 of Derby’s last 4 home games. One goal may settle this and backing Hull to win 1-0 at 11/2 might be the way to go.
Head to Head
Derby won 2-0 at Hull earlier in the season but Hull have won on their last 3 visits to the iPro (formerly Pride Park).
Derby County Team News
Nick Blackman and Johnny Russell are in contention for recalls.
Hull Team News
Abel Hernandez could come into the side having sat out the win over Bristol City following his long trip back from South American World Cup qualifiers.
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Derby County vs Hull Stats
There have been under 2.5 goals in a massive 84% of Hull’s away games this season. Both teams have scored in only 32% of Derby’s home matches.
Published: April 4, 2016
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