Hull v Watford Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
April 19, 2017
Saturday 22 April – KCOM Stadium – Premier League
It’s a huge game for Hull on Saturday as Watford arrive at the KCOM Stadium, with the hosts looking to keep their Premier League status intact. The visitors reached the magical 40 point mark last weekend, and with a game in hand can perhaps start looking up instead of down.
Honours are relatively even over the years between Hull and Watford. The Tigers have won six and lost five of the 14 meetings between the teams, with Walter Mazzarri’s side winning this season’s reverse fixture 1-0. There’s only been a winning margin of more than one goal on three occasions, and the odds are on this being a tight one too.
David Meyler will miss out for Hull after suffering a season-ending knee injury last week. Marco Silva’s side will have key man Tom Huddlestone available, after he returned from suspension against Stoke last weekend. Harry Maguie made a scoring return from injury against Stoke, and will start again as he pushes for an England call-up.
Watford’s Etiene Capoue returned from injury at the weekend too, scoring the crucial winner against Swansea. It was his first goal in 19 Premier League games, and after a man-of-the-match performance the midfielder will be full of confidence.
Hull v Watford Preview and Predictions
Hull have looked like a reborn team since Marco Silva took over, moving themselves clear of the relegation zone. They looked certain to go down, but the Portuguese has turned it around playing some lovely football too. With Watford all but mathematically safe, the hosts have it all to play for and start this one as favourites.
The manager is after a positive reaction from his Hull players after seeing his side lose their last two games. Admittedly the first was an expected loss at Manchester City, but the Tigers had won three of their previous four. At 19/20, victory on Saturday would be a huge step towards Premier League survival.
Hornets boss Mazzarri insists his side still have work to do, but they’re now 12 points clear of the bottom three with a game in hand. They could realistically finish as high as eighth with a strong end to the season. If you think Watford’s players will aim high rather than start thinking about the beach, they’re 18/5 to win on Saturday. This game is invariably a tight one, making the draw decent value at 11/4.
A one goal winning margin at 13/10
History dictates that this is going to be a close one, making this a fair price for a narrow win.
Draw/Hull half time/full time at 4/1
This is a decent bet if you fancy a cagey first half before Hull take all three points late on. For them to come from behind to win, it’s 28/1 for Watford/Hull.