02 Oct Hull City and Leeds – what can be expected? Derek Malone takes a look…
Hull City (49/20) welcome Leeds United (11/10) to the KCOM looking to preserve their impressive home record against the West Yorkshire side.
The Tigers have not lost to Leeds at home in their last five league games. Four of those five encounters have ended in draws which is available at 5/2. Two of those four draws have been 2-2 which is priced at 11/1. The other two stalemates ended 0-0 which is 10/1.
The last time Leeds won in East Yorkshire was 2006/07 season when Alan Thompson scored the winner in a 2-1 win. For United to win 2-1, odds are available at 33/4.
There hasn’t been a 1-1 draw in this fixture since August 1995 and the odds for it to happen this time are a generous 11/2..
Hull failed to score in both meetings last season and Leeds are 13/5 to win to nil.
Last season, Pablo Hernandez scored the only goal of the two games in a 1-0 win for Leeds at Elland Road two days before Christmas. The good news for the Tigers is that the Spaniard is recovering from a hamstring injury, which allowed him time to support his brother-in-law, Sergio Garcia, at the Ryder Cup.
In the market to score the first or last goal, Samuel Saiz has only scored once this season and is 8/1 (5/2 anytime).
For Hull, Jarrod Bowen is 8/1 (5/2 anytime) to score his fourth goal in five games.
Interestingly, the last red card in this Yorkshire derby was 10 games ago when John Bostock – who had given Hull a 14th-minute lead – was sent off 12 minutes from time in a 2-2 draw in November 2010. A red card being shown in this fixture is priced at 9/2.
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