Hull City vs Sheffield United predictions ahead of this Championship clash on Easter Monday. The Tigers could curb the visitors’ push for a place in the Premier League. Read on for our match preview and free betting tips.
After being handed a crucial boost in their promotion push, Sheffield United face a difficult visit to the KCOM this week. The Blades are up against it in this meeting with Hull on Easter Monday, with only three league games of the season left to play. While the Tigers have little chance of sneaking into the playoffs, they could put a huge dent in the visitors’ hopes of making the top flight.
Hull were beaten 3-2 by West Brom at the Hawthorns on Friday, which has left them seven points off the top six with three games left to play. While that’s a slight blow, the fact that the Tigers aren’t officially out of the running yet shows how incredible their turnaround has been. Nigel Adkins has spirited them up the table, largely due to their fantastic form at the KCOM in recent months.
Sheffield United will come here fearing Hull’s home form. The Tigers have put together a run which should shake even the promotion favourites. The Blades are now ahead of Leeds on goal difference in the race for second, after their 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest and Leeds’ shock loss to Wigan at Elland Road. However, the grip on second has swung back and forth in recent weeks, so could it change hands again?
Hull will certainly be putting up a fight, having put together their eighth-best home record in the Championship. That doesn’t even do their recent form here justice, with the Tigers unbeaten in 12 at their own ground. They’ve managed to win nine of their last 11 here, scoring at least twice in each of those 11 games. As a result, they’ve now scored in 81% of their home games, averaging 1.7 goals per match. With their great scoring run, they should be looking to cause problems for the Blades.
The visitors come here having scored in their last three trips, while they’ve found the net in eight straight league games. Overall they’ve scored in 81% of their Championship games this term, with the Blades making great strides forward as they push for promotion. We expect them to score as they continue their bid for second place but holding off this Hull side is going to be difficult. We’re going for goals on both sides here, especially with Hull failing to keep out Wigan, Reading and QPR in their last three home games. We’re tipping both teams to score in this one, along with a 2-2 draw.
Prediction : Goal/Goal
Source : freesupertips.co.uk