Crystal Palace v Hull: Eagles to soar to safety by downing Tigers

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It’s the very definition of a relegation six-pointer at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Win, and Crystal Palace are safe. Lose, and they could find themselves just a point above the drop. As for visitors Hull City, defeat would send them down to the Championship.

And we’re sorry, Tigers fans, but all the signs point to three points for Big Sam and co. this Sunday.

Palace have taken 10 points from their last six home games, while Hull have the worst away record in the Premier League, picking up just two points from their last 16 matches on the road. Oh, and they’ve netted a meagre six goals during that run.

That means the 13/5 for Sam Allardyce’s men to win to nil should prove popular.

On that note, we haven’t seen both teams find the net in any of Hull’s last three games, or any of Palace’s previous trio of matches. So if you’re looking to play it safe, we like the 21/20 for Both Teams to Score – No.

However, while this is unlikely to be a goal-fest, we reckon there’s every chance Christian Benteke will find the net.

The Belgian has scored five times in his last eight outings, and he found the net the last time these sides met, back in December. He’s 21/20 to get a goal anytime here, while 7/2 says he’s the last goalscorer for the eighth time this season.

Chances are the Eagles will do the damage in the second half. They’ve outscored the opposition after the break in three of their last five games at Selhurst Park, while Hull have lost the second half in five of their last six away games.

That means the 11/8 for 2nd Half Result: Crystal Palace looks like excellent value.

In the match betting, the capital club are unsurprisingly firm favourites for victory at 19/20, with a Hull victory priced at 5/2 and odds of 11/4 about the draw?

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.