Hull v Charlton, January 16, 3.00pm
The home side are odds on favourites to come out as victors in this fixture, priced at 4/11. The travellers, Charlton, are the large outsider price of 8/1. The draw can be backed at 18/5.
Hull have been in impressive form of late, picking up 12 points from their last five Championship games. This run of form has resurged their push for an automatic promotion place. Their midweek win over Cardiff has seen them oust Derby out of the top two and can now chase Middlesborough. They are five points from the top and will be hoping to keep up their current form to keep the pressure on at the top of the table. Clucas and Hernandez netted in their impressive display Wednesday night against Cardiff. Being the main man up top and the penalty taker, Hernandez is one to look out for in the goalscorer markets.
Charlton have been in dismal form. Interim coach Karel Fraeye has been sacked by the club after their 5-0 defeat to Huddersfield. This was off the back of losing 2-1 to Colchester United who are struggling in League One and being dumped out of the early stages of the FA Cup. Their Championship form tells the same story as they’ve only picked up two points in their last five games and sit second bottom of the table, just ahead of Bolton by three points. They have also conceded 13 goals in the last five games, giving them the worst defensive record in the league.
With Charlton’s poor defensive record and Hull in good form, this game is only going to go one way and that’s a home victory. There’s little value in backing Hull to win so unless you’re adding them to an accumulator, I would look towards the goalscorer market.
Hernandez to score first – 7/2