Hull City v Reading betting tips – Tigers will keep the pace tonight
Hull City will keep the pressure on the Championship leaders at the KC tonight
December 16th, 2015
Steve Bruce’s Tigers won’t be returning to pole position in the Championship regardless of tonight’s result against Reading, however the side will be keeping the pressure on joint league leaders Middlesbrough and Brighton & Hove Albion.
The current Championship campaign isn’t proving to be as tight as last season’s, although top spot has been changing hands several times of late with previous leaders Brighton relinquishing the lead to Middlesbrough following back-to-back 2-2 draws.
This won’t change following tonight’s Championship clash between Hull City and Reading, regardless of the outcome at the KC Stadium, although the hosts will be confident of keeping up with the league leaders, having enjoyed top spot for a major part of the season themselves.
The Tigers fell from pole position following some disappointing league results, notably a 2-0 home defeat to Derby County and a 2-1 loss at Leeds the following weekend. They have nevertheless bounced back from this setback and head into this encounter on the back of a 1-0 home win over bottom-placed side Bolton Wanderers.
Prior to the recent defeats, City had enjoyed a thirteen-game unbeaten run which included Capital One Cup wins over Premier League sides Swansea and Leicester. Nevertheless, the damage has been done and the Tigers face a huge task to catch up with strong Brighton and Middlesbrough sides at the top of the table.
They can keep the pressure on however with a victory at home to a Reading outfit who are sitting in mid-table following three successive Championship defeats and just one goal scored in that time. As such, we’re not too surprised to see the Royals start this match as outsiders, BetVictor going 21/5 that the visitors seal the points tonight.
This should in reality be a relatively easy match to predict. Reading will be low on confidence following their recent defeats, while Hull City will be desperate to bounce back from their own disappointments. The Tigers are also particularly robust at the KC Stadium having suffered just a solitary defeat at home against Derby County and conceding a mere five league goals on home turf since the start of the campaign.
With Reading having found the back of the net just once in their last three outings, we can’t really see them threatening the home goal this evening, therefore we’ll be going for a Hull win-to-nil at odds of 7/4 with Sky Bet.
Live coverage on Sky Sports 1HD at 19:45, Wednesday 16th December.