Hull City host Bristol City as Championship football returns this Friday and we’ve plucked out some intriguing selections for you to consider ahead of kick-off.
Hull City are hotly tipped to sign Keinan Davis but as of yet, no deal has been completed. Meanwhile, Bristol City forward Andi Weimann is edging closer to a first-team return after playing 60 minutes for the Under-21s this week, while new arrival Taylor Gardner-Hickman is fit to play after joining from West Bromwich Albion.
Hull City to win and BTTS
Both teams to score has been an easy one to back when it comes to Liam Rosenior’s Hull City this season. Each of their four matches in all competitions have ended with both teams on the scoresheet, including their 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday and their 2-1 win over ten-man Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
Expect that to continue here, while there is also an expectation that they could secure all three points against Bristol City. Despite some elite signings including Gardner-Hickman and Jason Knight, the Robins have struggled to create chances, scoring just twice in three matches. The return of Weimann should help that, and they can score here, but Hull should be too strong for them on home soil.
Aaron Connolly to score 2+
Liam Delap may be the starting number nine at Hull and he’s impressing with his overall work-rate, but Aaron Connolly is the man scoring the goals at the moment. He’s hit three goals in three games without starting a single one so far this season, and is averaging a goal every 18 minutes!
He is surely in contention to start given those figures and his lethal nature in front of goal makes the 16/1 on offer for him to score two or more goals excellent value. Even if comes off the bench, as he did at Ewood Park, don’t rule this bet out. He scored twice with two remarkable finishes to secure a 2-1 win for the Tigers and it feels like 16/1 is generous for a player of his ability, especially if he starts.