3 ways to profit from Hull’s historically horrific month

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January is a tough month for most. After the celebrations and spending of the festive period, the morning frost seems that much colder, the evening gloom is that much darker and the month seems to last a lifetime on little funds.

All of that supposed suffering pales in comparison to Hull City though, who must look forward to January as eagerly as viewers anticipate a James Corden swimming scenetttttttt55.

The Tigers have a truly woeful record in the top flight during the first month of the year since rejoining the division last season. It’s actually so bad that there are at least three ways to profit from their misery before this January is out.

Steve Bruce’s side have won just one Premier League game in the first month of the year – the 2-0 win over Everton on New Year’s Day this season – which includes their two-term stint with the big boys between 2008 and 2010.

Since winning promotion back to the top table last season though, those goals against the Toffees remain the clubs only reason to celebrate in seven January outings, meaning that betting on Hull to lose their next top flight game to nil against Newcastle is a wise investment.

With the Tigers enduring a torrid time, sat in 19th in the table thanks to just four wins from 22 games, the 7/2 on Bruce being the next manager to leave – a likely outcome should he lose to Newcastle – is equally as enticing.

Finally, a punt on the 6/4 on the Humbersiders falling out of the division this season is also ripe for the taking with their January blues seriously denting Hull’s ability to scramble out of a relegation battle that is incredibly tight.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.