Hull v Everton – KCOM Stadium at 20:00 live on Sky Sports 1
My latest Asian Handicap preview focuses on Friday’s Premier League clash between Hull City and Everton.
Hull are in desperate need of some points, as they currently find themselves at the foot of the league table.
Everton have had a dip in form in recent months, although for this fixture they look value on the Asian Handicap market.
Hull City are enduring a difficult first season back in the top flight.
The Tigers have failed to win their last 7 matches and their home form is only marginally better than their away form!
Hull have only won twice at home in the league this season (against Leicester and Southampton) and have conceded at least 1 goal in all of their matches at the KCOM Stadium.
It’s not looking good for the home side, who sit rock bottom of the Premier League table, 4 points off of safety.
Last weekend Mike Phelan’s men suffered a 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester City and they’re now winless in 3 Premier League home games. Their last win dates back to the beginning of November, in what was a 2-1 victory against Southampton.
Hull have failed to score the opening goal in 83% of their matches and in their last 4 Premier League games, they’ve conceded 10 goals. As a result, I’m expecting Everton to take advantage of their leaky defence.
Last weekend Everton beat Leicester 2-0 away from home, breaking a run of 6 away league games without a win.
Kevin Mirallas opened the scoring for The Toffees, but Romelu Lukaku sealed the victory in injury time, netting his 10th Premier League goal of the season.
Despite their victory last weekend, Everton’s home form is considerably better than their away form.
Everton were 11 Premier League games undefeated at Goodison Park, until their agonising 1-0 defeat against rivals Liverpool, in their last home game. The Reds are the only side to beat Everton at home in the league so far this season.
However, The Toffees’ win at the King Power Stadium last weekend was their first win on their travels since the middle of September!
Everton have lost 4 of their last 5 games on the road, although I think they will beat Hull, who have looked relatively poor both at home and on the road this campaign.
Ronald Koeman’s side are 7th in the Premier League, although a 7 point gap has already opened up between themselves and Manchester United in 6th.
Asian Handicap Prices
Both sides have been struggling for form, although Everton look to be turning things around with 2 Premier League wins in their last 3 games.
Everton’s squad is much stronger than that of their opponents and with Lukaku on the prowl, I’m backing the away side to get a result on Friday.
Therefore I recommend backing Everton -0.5 at 1.96 on the Asian Handicap betting market, which looks value.
Asian Handicap Recommendation: Everton -0.5 at 1.96
Prices correct at time of writing.
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