Hull's league slump could continue at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
Watford v Hull - Saturday 15:00
A goalless draw with Swansea leaves Watford with only a single defeat in their last six matches (winning three) and a second clean sheet in a row. They were content to hit the hosts on the counter at the Liberty Stadium, but at home against a struggling Hull they’ll have to be more proactive in seeking a goal. With two goals in six games and some impressive performances to boot, Jose Holebas to score anytime represents decent value at 8.5 when considering the defensive weaknesses of Hull’s right-back Ahmed El Mohamady.
Hull look like the relegation fodder they were unanimously predicted to be at the start of the season and have now lost four league matches on the bounce, conceding 15 goals across these games. They were handed a reprieve midweek with a narrow EFL Cup win over Championship side Bristol City, but were thankful to goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic after he made a few vital saves to preserve the lead. Michael Dawson’s return to fitness over the last couple of weeks gives the Tigers some reason for optimism, but this has quickly been curtailed by the news that key player Robert Snodgrass has been ruled out for up to four weeks.
We think Hull’s troubles will continue against a Watford side that currently sit just two points adrift of Man Utd in 7th. However, the Hornets have won the first half only twice in their last 14 matches and have failed to score during the first half in their last four. With that in mind, we’re backing Draw/Watford half-time/full-time at 4.75.