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Hull host Sunderland with victory crucial for both clubs

| 02.03.2015

In what is known as a ‘six pointer’, Hull host Sunderland in the Premier League, with Coral making the Tigers 23/20 for victory. Both clubs are hovering just above the relegation zone, with the former just one point ahead.

The reverse fixture on Boxing Day finished 3-1 to the Tigers, with the same scoreline on offer at 22/1 this time around. Sunderland have lost their last four fixtures against the Humberside outfit, with an FA Cup defeat, last term sandwiched in between, as Steve Bruce’s side beat them 3-0 on their way to the final.

Bruce’s boys have lost just once in their last four games and managed to have quite a good February, holding Manchester City to a draw, while they also beat Aston Villa and QPR.

Last time out, they were perhaps unlucky to lose 1-0 to Stoke City at the Britannia, with Bruce convinced that Peter Crouch was offside for his goal. However, Hull didn’t register a single shot on target, and the manager will be hoping for a marked improvement in attack.

Their last goal came against the R’s with new signing Dame N’Doye grabbing a late winner. The 30-year-old is 5/1 to break the deadlock, with Nikica Jelavic, who opened the scoring in that game, also 5/1 in the same market.

Gus Poyet’s side lost 2-0 at Old Trafford last time out, suffering at the hands of Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney. The Black Cats haven’t scored in their last four matches, which included a 2-0 defeat in the FA Cup at the hands of Bradford City.

The last time they registered a goal was when they picked up a point at Liberty Stadium against Swansea, when Jermain Defoe opened the scoring, having netted in the side’s previous Premier League match; a 2-0 victory over Burnley. He is 11/2 to strike first at the KC.

Back Hull and their in-form strike-force of N’Doye and Jelavic here to take the Tigers further away from danger.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.