Burnley v Hull: Hosts to end dire run against Clarets

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Hull travel to Burnley for this Championship clash, with the Tigers outsiders at 17/10 – and there are plenty of reasons for their lack of favouritism.

Steve Bruce’s side are still very much in the hunt for automatic promotion and are just one point behind Watford in second place heading into this game.

However, their away form has been something of a hindrance in recent weeks and they have lost all of their previous three matches on the road, the last two in convincing fashion.

They lost 4-1 to Bolton at the end of last month and were swept aside 4-2 by Crystal Palace in their last Championship away game thanks in no small part to a Kevin Phillips hat-trick.

Then there’s their almost comically bad record against the Clarets.

Hull have lost all of their last seven encounters with Burnley and you have to go back to 2008 to find the last time they were able to take all three points.

However, Burnley – who are 6/4 to get the win – have been on a dreadful run of their own.

They are rooted in mid-table following a run of just one victory in their previous eight Championship clashes.

They have just the 15th ‘best’ home attack in the division and, with Bruce’s men averaging more than one goal per away game this term, it could be time for Hull to finally end their Burnley hoodoo and climb into the automatic promotion places.

As a final point, it’s also worth noting that there hasn’t been a draw between these sides in 11 encounters so the 23/10 offered for the match to be level at the final whistle should be approached with caution.

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