Will Swansea end a decade wait for a home win over Hull tonight?
Swansea and Hull come into tonight’s Premier League clash separated only by Stoke City in the Premier League table with the sides having taken 18 and 17 points respectively from their opening 14 matches of the season. They will both see this match as a winnable one, but which of the two sides will be one that takes all three points and puts space between them and moves into the top half of the table?
GR88.com favour a home victory for Swansea at the Liberty Stadium this evening despite not having taken a home win in normal time against Hull City, soon to be the Hull City Tigers, and their Swansea v Hull betting odds are as below:
Swansea to win – 1.67
Draw – 3.45
Hull to win – 5.10
(Odds provided by GR88.com are current as of today but subject to change.)
Swansea will come into this match full of the confidence that a 3-0 win over one of the form sides in the league, in Newcastle, provides and with this win being fresh in their minds having only happened last Wednesday they will be looking to hit the same heights again this evening. That win over Alan Pardew’s men ended a two game losing streak that saw Valencia and Manchester City defeat them 1-0 and 3-0 in the Europa and Premier Leagues at home and away respectively. That loss to Valencia is their only home defeat in seven, but they have only one won of their last five at the Liberty Stadium too as they recorded three draws between beating St. Gallen and Sunderland 1-0 and 4-0 before losing to Valencia. They will need to perform at the level they produced against Newcastle if they are to win tonight, but can Swansea manage this level two games running?
Against a Hull City side that does not travel well I feel that Swansea are deserving of being the odds on favourites to win this match tonight and that they should be able to pick off Steve Bruce’s men in the same manner as Newcastle. Hull may have produced the performances needed to stay in the Premier League in front of their own fans at the KC Stadium, but with their away record reading six losses in seven Premier League games they are likely to struggled tonight. They have a total of five away goals this season and three of those came at Newcastle when they claimed their only points on the road so far in a 3-2 win, but they have been outscored 9-2 in the four following matches and clearly struggle as the visitors but can they turn that around this evening?
Hull did have an unbeaten season when the sides last faced each other in the 2010/11 Championship season as they claimed a 2-0 victory at the KC Stadium before drawing 1-1 in Wales, but with their away form this season I am struggling to see them get anything out of this match. They do not score enough or regularly enough to challenge a confidence boosted Swansea side will be looking to hone their game before looking to book their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday night and I can see Hull being easily defeated in Wales this evening.
I am backing Swansea to win this match by at least two goals on the handicap market of Swansea -0.75 goals (half stake on Swansea -0.5, half stake on Swansea -1) @ 1.88.