Hull City v Sheffield United Betting Predictions and Match Preview
Hull City host Sheffield United in matchday 34 of the Championship on Friday 23rd February, 7:45pm at KCOM Stadium. The hosts currently sit in 21st place in the table having beaten Nottingham Forest 0-2 last time out, while the visitors are in 8th after their 2-1 win against Leeds United.
Relegation-threatened Hull have been draw-specialists on their own patch in recent times, finishing on level terms in four consecutive matches, including against high-flying Derby and Fulham, so our Kickoff predictive algorithm rates the chances of another draw at 28% against a Sheffield United side who have ended all-square twice in four Championship trips of late.
Last Season's Score
The Blades were 1-0 winners on their last visit to the KCOM Stadium all the way back in October 2010, with Mark Yeates the man on target, and the chances of that result being repeated here are rated at 10%.
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Team News For Hull City
Having been beaten at Middlesbrough only three days before this match, Nigel Adkins is likely to freshen up his side, possibly handing Kamil Grosicki a first start since Boxing Day.
Team News For Sheffield United
Chris Wilder has made only one change to his starting XI across the last two Championship fixtures, so he may be tempted to field the same team that beat QPR during the week.
First Goal Scorer Betting Predictions
Between them, Leon Clarke (14% chance) and Billy Sharp (14% chance) have netted 25 Championship goals this season, so it is hard to look too far beyond either member of this attacking duo in the first scorer market.
This clash will take place at the KCOM Stadium at 7:45pm on Friday 23rd February and will be shown live on Sky Sports Football. Highlights will be broadcast on Football on 5: The Championship the following evening at 9:00pm.
WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS
Hull have scored in 85% of their last 20 home games.
Hull have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 2 and draw 3 of these matches.
Sheff Utd have scored in 60% of their last 20 away games.
Sheff Utd have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 2 and draw 1 of these matches.
CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Hull have conceded 1 goal or less in 45% of their last 20 home games.
Sheff Utd have conceded exactly 1 goal in 10 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 5, draw 1 and lose 4 of these matches.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS
Hull have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 home games.
Sheff Utd have kept a clean sheet in 15% of their last 20 away games.
OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS
The last 20 Hull home matches have produced an average of 3.70 goals per game.
The last 20 Sheff Utd away matches have produced an average of 2.60 goals per game.
LAST MATCH KEY STATISTICS
Hull City's last match was in the Championship against Nottingham Forest on Saturday 10th February at The City Ground. They won the game 0-2 with goals from Jon-Miquel Toral and Harry Wilson.
Hull City's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||Max Clark, Temitayo Olufisayo O Aina, Michael Hector, Angus MacDonald|
|MID:||Jackson Irvine, Jon-Miquel Toral, Harry Wilson, Sebastian Larsson|
|FWD:||Will Keane, Jarrod Bowen|
In the Championship this season, this Hull City XI has played 200 matches, scored 20 goals and delivered 13 assists.
This Championship line-up has 307 all-time Championship appearances, 20 goals and 14 assists.
Sheffield United's last match was in the Championship against Leeds United on Saturday 10th February at Bramall Lane. They won the game 2-1 with 2 goals from Billy Sharp.
Sheffield United's last starting line-up was:
|DEF:||George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Jack O'Connell, Richard Stearman|
|MID:||Lee Evans, Mark Duffy, John Fleck, Chris Basham|
|FWD:||Leon Clarke, Billy Sharp|
In the Championship this season, this Sheffield United XI has played 258 matches, scored 31 goals and delivered 24 assists.
This Championship line-up has 626 all-time Championship appearances, 125 goals and 88 assists.