A truly massive game that means everything to both Hull City & Burnley as their Premier League status hangs by a thread & this match really does represent last chance saloon for them both.
Now this match won’t be the ultimate, decisive fixture that determines whether Hull City & Burnley actually survive or get relegated but this fixture definitely represents the best chance both clubs have left of achieving 3 points so the metaphorical gloves will be off for this one.
When Ian Dowie took over as manager of Hull City, his obvious target was to achieve as many points as possible from all of the fixtures but he knew that home form would be the ultimate key to whether Hull City survived & we really do expect Ian Dowie to have Hull City completely fired up & motivated to win this.
To be fair to Hull City, their home form has been fairly solid & they have certainly made life difficult for just about every side who has turned up at the KC stadium this season & we expect them to have a real go at testing Burnley & exposing their defensive weaknesses here.
Hull City were very good in beating Fulham in their last home fixture & that should give them huge confidence to be positive, get amongst Burnley & really look to cause Burnley massive problems & they will certainly believe they can win this match.
Brian Laws must have wanted to earth to open up & swallow him last weekend as he witnessed his Burnley side completely & totally capitulate in disastrous fashion against Manchester City and the final scoreline of 6-1 to Man City really should have been 10-1 or even bigger Burnley were that bad.
There were absolutely no positives for Burnley to take from that pathetic, dis-organised & completely shambolic performance and it really is tough to see how Burnley can bounce back from that in such a huge pressure match as this one.
Burnley know that this is their last realistic chance to achieve any league points at all & they have to win this match but how will that be possible for a Burnley side who have only achieved 1 away point all season & conceded an average of 3 goals per away match.
The high pressure, desperate nature of this match does mean that anything is possible & mistakes are certainly likely to be a factor making it harder to predict but this represents Hull City’s big chance to themselves a survival life-line & We think they are worth a bet to get another massive home win.
Outright Match Betting Results: Hull City to win
Correct Score options: Hull City to win 2-1/3-1
First Goalscorer each way/Player to score anytime: Bullard/Altidore/Fagan
Scorecast options: Bullard/Altidore/Fagan score 1st & Hull City win 2-1/3-1
Double Result: Hull City H/T & F/T