Hull vs Newcastle Betting Tips
EFL Cup Preview: Hull City v Newcastle – 29 November, 2016 7:45pm at KC Stadium
Rafa Benitez’s men head for KC Stadium on Tusesday night to play Hull City in a EFL Cup quarter-final clash. While Newcastle are topping the tables in the Division Two League, Mike Phelan’s Hull are struggling to fight off relegation status in the English Premier League and are placed at the 18th spot. On their route to the Last eight of the EFL Cup Newcastle have kept a clean sheet while banging in as many as ten goals. Their last win was a thumping one of 6-0 against Preston North End with braces from Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mohamed Diame. For Tuesday’s clash with Hull, Benitez could recall Dwight Gayle and Mohammed Diame both of whom were rested in Newcastle’s last League tie against Blackburn Rovers. The 25-year old English-born Gayle has displayed superb finishing skills as is evident from his tally of 13 goals from 14 outings for his club this season. Back in the defense will be skipper Jamaal Lascelles who too was on the benches during the Blackburn Rovers clash. Benitez’s final eleven for the Hull clash could look like this: Karl Darlow (goal); Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett; Vurnon Anita, Jonjo Shelvey, Jack Colback, Matt Ritchie, Mohammed Diame; Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Galye.
Hull vs Newcastle Predictions
Hull’s advent to the EFL quarter-finals have been less impressive than The Magpies. Their win by the widest margin was against Exeter City 1-3 and narrow 1-2 victories over Stoke City and Bristol City. Mike Phelan will as usual rely on his prime scorers Robert Snodgrass and Michael Dawson to get him goals against the Magpies. The two men have 5 and 3 goals so far this season. Of some concern will be The Tigers’ shaky defence. Hull have conceded 28 goals from from their 13 Premier League goals and the Magpies will aim to exploit this weakness ruthlessly.
Visiting Newcastle fans who were intending to pack the KC Stadium in anticipation of their club’s first progress to the semi-final in 40 years were bitterly disappointed when they were allotted less than 2500 tickets. Newcastle’s last two visits to Hull in 2014/15 and 2015/16 have been greatly rewarding with the Magpies winning by big margins of 0-3 and 1-4 respectively. Newcastle have found the back of the net twice in each of their last 7 out of 8 outings. November 29th’s clash shouldn’t be much different for them with a possible scoreline of 0-2 or even more in their favour.