With a game in hand on their nearest rivals, Hull have the opportunity to move back into the automatic promotion places with victory in that match.
But even if they were to re-enter the top two, they look far too skinny to back to reach the Premier League in any fashion at 10/11.
Hull are experiencing a blip at the minute, losing two of their last three games, and conceding eight goals across those two outings also.
And whilst an upcoming trip to Burnley would at first glance appear to be the perfect chance for the Tigers to gain some respite, it should be noted that they have lost their last seven meetings with the Clarets.
Steve Bruce’s side also possess the worst attacking record of the top six, which doesn’t bode well for their promotion hopes considering their aforementioned recent defensive frailties.
Also factoring in the return to form of 6/4 Crystal Palace, and the consistency of 4/5 Watford’s results, Hull’s chances of achieving automatic promotion look dimmer still.
A tilt at the play-offs could feasibly be the best they can hope for, though a number of options are available at better value within the top-six chasing pack.
Nottingham Forest head these at 5/1, after a run of five consecutive victories saw them break into the play-off zone, and should they make them, they would carry great momentum into the one-off games too.
Along with 10/1 Bolton, who have also won each of their last five, they are the division’s form side, and either of this pairing look more worthy of investment than Hull, if only for the vastly superior value they represent.
Whilst the Tigers could very well mount a serious promotion bid, they must arrest their recent slump quickly to do so, and any odds-on price on them reaching the Premier League appears too short to confide in them at.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.