The two most under-performing sides in the top flight clash on Sunday afternoon. Can Hull haul themselves away from the drop zone when Spurs come to town?
Neither Hull City or Tottenham Hotspur have exactly set the Premier League alight so far this term, however both will be eager to turn things around as we rapidly approach the festive period.
Spurs haven’t made a worse start to a season since 2008/09 and with a mere four wins out of eleven matches they will be desperate for points to haul them out of their mid-table position.
Hull City have struggled even more and sit in 15th position having failed to register a single victory for nearly two months. A defeat to basement club Burnley before the international break was surely their low point and a home win on Sunday is a must should the Tigers have ambitions of staying in the top flight.
Spurs have also been struggling of late, in no small part due to their apparent inability to successfully balance their European and domestic loyalties, their extremely demanding schedule taking its toll on what amounts to a somewhat underwhelming side.
The North London side have an unenviable home record and will be eager to turn things around at the KC Stadium this weekend and put their three defeats from four Premier League games behind them.
A mere two points separate Hull City from the bottom three clubs and Steve Bruce will be desperate for points in this match, mindful of the gruelling set of fixtures on the horizon which include Everton and Manchester United.
Hull haven’t recorded any wins against Tottenham in any of their last five meetings, three of these being at home. Nevertheless, going on the current form of both sides, a stalemate would appear to be the most obvious outcome from this match.
Tottenham have both conceded and scored in all of their last four outings, therefore some decent value can be had by backing both teams to score in a draw. The Tigers have been involved in four meetings out of four with Spurs which have ended in less than 2.5 goals being scored, therefore we’re backing that trend to continue with another low scoring game on Sunday.
Midfielder Nacer Chadli has been in decent form for Spurs lately and looks a good bet to get his name on the scoresheet once again following his six goals in his last ten appearances for the North London side, 3/1 up for grabs should he hit the back of the net anytime on Sunday.
Live coverage on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm, Sunday November 23rd.
Our betting tips
Both teams scoring in a draw – BetVictor 15/4
Anytime Goalscorer, Nacer Chadli – Bet365 3/1
Less than 2.5 goals – Boylesports 5/6