The relative scoring records of Hull and Sunderland thus far point towards a low-scoring affair on Humberside, where taking a punt on the correct score could prove lucrative.
If you’d offered Steve Bruce 10th place in the Premier League after nine games he’d have been delighted no doubt.
Hull have been extremely solid at home where they’re still unbeaten, winning twice as well, though the lack of goals will be a real area of concern for the Tigers’ boss.
Their four league outings at the KC Stadium have not produced more than one goal in the game for the hosts, while their last home match resulted in a stalemate against Aston Villa.
So, considering all four of those matches would have landed a bet taken on under 2.5 goals in the match and three would have paid out on under 1.5 goals, these two offerings from Ladbrokes at 8/13 and 19/10 ought to be considered.
The potential return of their top scorer to date Robbie Brady will be welcome news, but this is a team short on goalscorers, particularly with former Swansea and Sunderland striker Danny Graham continuing to misfire.
Meanwhile, Sunderland will certainly be buoyed by a hugely important derby victory, though their transformation into world beaters is still a considerable way off, especially on their Premier League travels.
Since earning a 1-1 draw at Southampton on their first road trip, the Black Cats have lost the last three straight away from Wearside, scoring a solitary goal at Selhurst Park during that run.
However, a favourable record in this fixture in recent times – where they’ve actually triumphed on their last three visits, twice by 1-0 scorelines – mixed in with left-over derby delirium, can earn Gus Poyet’s team a 1-1 draw at sumptuous odds of 11/2.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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