Hull v Tottenham Hotspur Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
May 17, 2017
Sunday May 21 – KCOM Stadium – Premier League
Neither Hull nor Tottenham Hotspur have anything left to play for but it should be an entertaining fixture between two tactically-adept sides. Spurs’ win against Manchester United last week shows they still want to win, so expect them to push for all three points.
Hull have only ever beaten Tottenham once, a 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane in October 2008. Spurs won the reverse fixture this season 3-0 and have been utterly dominant since the solitary defeat nine years ago.
The home side are missing a couple of important names as Lazar Markovic, Ryan Mason, Abel Hernandez and Harry Maguire are all injured. However, this shouldn’t have much of an effect on Marco Silva as his side are already relegated.
Danny Rose is the only starter missing for Tottenham as he underwent knee surgery, but Ben Davies has proven to be an adequate replacement. Long term absentees Erik Lamela and Harry Winks join the England international on the sidelines.
Hull vs Tottenham Preview and Predictions
Both sides’ fates are already sealed so it could be an open, attacking game but it is most likely that the away side will take the win. Hull will be low on morale and preparing themselves for another season in the second tier, which they will have become accustomed to after getting relegated from the Premier League three times in the last five years.
Spurs are predictably favourites at 4/6, and even though Mauricio Pochettino will likely field a weakened squad there is no reason to believe that the London club won’t take all three points. Hull are outsiders at 5/1 which is surprisingly high considering they are already relegated while the draw is at 16/5.
Harry Kane is favourite to open the scoring at odds of 7/2, but this should be avoided as the England forward is unlikely to start. Heung Min-Son is at 5/1, and considering the Korean’s red hot form this season, he is the most logical option.
Tottenham to win by two goals at 14/5
By looking at both sides’ respective rosters you could easily put together a Tottenham squad capable of putting five past Hull, but as this is a season closing game, expect them to take it easy with a two goal victory.
Vincent Janssen to score any time at 15/8
The Dutchman has been a big money flop this season with only two league goals from open play, but as the summer transfer window is just around the corner, the former Feyenoord man will be desperate to avoid the axe.