Hull City v Newcastle United tips: Morale-boosting EFL Cup win for Tigers
Hull City may be struggling in the Premier League but they should dominate at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday
November 28th, 2016
Hull City were held to a 1-1 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon, this result enough to leave them floundering in the bottom three of the league table, however their EFL Cup involvement has been a welcome distraction for the Tigers and following victories over Exeter, Stoke and Bristol City they will confident of sweeping past Newcastle United and into the semi-finals of the tournament this week.
Newcastle United suffered a dismal season in 2015/16 which saw them drop into the Championship, however they have been in great form this season and sit proudly atop the league table with 40 points from their 18 matches so far. They were beaten 1-0 at home to Blackburn Rovers at the weekend but will nevertheless be confident of bouncing back from this by securing victory at the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Indeed the Magpies have been on top form away from home this season with just a single defeat and seven wins, however we’re pretty cautious about backing Rafael Benitez’s men in this match due to their extremely hectic schedule. Newcastle are in league action on Friday when they take on Nottingham Forest at the City ground and clearly their main priority will be an immediate return back to the top flight, therefore Benitez may decide to tinker with his starting line-up.
This will present the hosts with an opportunity to stop the rot before it sets in too deeply and give their dismal campaign a much-needed shot in the arm. We’re not entirely convinced of their chances of winning in the ninety minutes but we do feel that they can qualify either by a normal-time win, extra-time or penalties with William Hill going 6/5 that Hull march into the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.
Robert Snodgrass presents us with a well-priced choice on the anytime goalscorer market at 16/5 with Winner.com. The Scotsman may have been scoring for his country but he has been having a barren spell with the Tigers. He is nevertheless a key player going forward and we feel that he will return to goalscoring ways on Tuesday.