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Hull v West Ham Match Predictions and Betting Tips

March 28, 2017

- Grant Whittington

Saturday 1 April – KC Stadium – Premier League 

Hull City welcome West Ham to the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Marco Silva’s side in need of a positive result in their battle against relegation.

Past Meetings

Visitors West Ham have the better record in this fixture, winning three out of the last four meetings, including a 1-0 in London earlier this season. Hull’s last victory against the Hammers came back in 2013, also by a 1-0 scoreline.

Team News

Hull boss Silva has a mammoth injury list to contend with ahead of the visit of Slaven Bilic’s side, with a number of first team players set to miss out.

Captain Michael Dawson could return from a calf strain, although he might not be risked ahead of a crucial season run-in for Hull. Goalkeeper David Marshall is fit to return, but the form of stand-in keeper Eldin Jakupovic could keep him out.

Long-term absentees Ryan Mason and Will Keane are both a long way from a first team return.

West Ham have also got a few injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s game, with captain Mark Noble likely to shake off a dead leg to play.

But defender Winston Reid and utility man Michail Antonio are both already ruled through injury, as are Pedro Obiang and Diafra Sakho.

Hull City v West Ham Preview and Predictions

Both sides are in an uninspiring run of form in recent weeks, but Hull just have the edge over their visitors. Hull’s late win at home to Swansea is their only victory in their last five Premier League games. However West Ham are without a win at all in their last five, with their last three points coming away at Southampton in February.

West Ham have little to worry about in terms of relegation, but Hull are very much fighting for their Premier League lives and this could tip the scales in their favour, with the Tigers priced at 6/4 to win.

Given the pressure on Hull it should be a tight game, decided by the odd goal, and a under 2.5 goals bet is tempting, priced at 17/20.

Recommended Bets

Oumar Niasse to score anytime at 15/8

Niasse has been something of a surprise package after his January loan from Everton, with his goals securing vital points for Hull since his arrival. His three Premier League goals make him the club joint leading Premeir League goalscorer, following Robert Snodgrass’ exit to West Ham.

Hull to win 1-0 at 17/2

This should be a cagey affair, with Hull desperate for points and West Ham happy to shut up shop and frustrate. However given their situation, Hull should have enough drive to nick a valuable win.

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