While City v Chelsea is undoubtedly the highlight of the midweek this is as big a game at the other end of the table. With Swansea hosting Spurs this is a great opportunity for Hull to move out of the relegation zone. Hull’s recent home record reads: W4-D2-L0 so it’s a little surprising to see them odds-against. The Tigers look much improved under Marco Silva but it’s probably too early to say the same about Middlesbrough under caretaker boss Steve Agnew.
Boro are now winless in 12 in the league and they’ve scored just once in their last six. One goal could well be enough for Hull and given they’ve only failed to net in one of their last 10 at home – hosting City – they’ll be confident of achieving that here.
Since 2011/12, home teams have won 56% of all-promoted teams clashes. These matches tend to be a little tighter than your average Premier League match and you’d expect that to be exacerbated here as we approach the crunch period of the campaign. Hull look a much better side than Boro and with home advantage they should make another huge stride towards safety.
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