Aston Villa vs Hull City: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is under pressure after successive 3-0 defeats so the visit of a rampant Hull side seeking their seventh straight league win could not have come at a worse time.
Like so many clubs before them (Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth to name but a few), Aston Villa are finding that there are no free lunches in the Championship.
Playoff defeat to Fulham last season was hard to take but expectations were high for this campaign nevertheless.
However, as of yet, things are not going to plan for the 1982 European champions with the club sat 12th in the league.
Hull City may have tasted top flight football also but not as often as their opponents, but right now the Tigers are the form side in the Championship with six straight wins to their name.
However, Aston Villa are not a side the Tigers enjoy playing having won just one of the last 15 meetings between them.
The pair have drawn two of the last three encounters and considering only Birmingham and Ipswich have drawn more at home than Aston Villa this season, a steady 1-1 draw is set to keep the pressure firmly on Smith’s shoulders.
- Double chance draw or Hull
Aston Villa have not won a home game since the 25th November whilst Hull are seeking a seventh straight Championship win.
Although the draw is the favoured result, for a bit of insurance, backing both the draw and inform Tigers at close to evens is a smart bet with online betting sites as a way to hedge your bets.
- Villa to lead at the break
Only two of Hull City’s last ten games in all competitions have come in the first half while three of Villa’s last four goals at Villa Park have come in the opening 45.
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Head to Head
Aston Villa got their 2018/19 campaign off to the perfect start with a 3-1 away win against the Tigers at the beginning of August.
However, it was a share of the spoils last season with a 1-1 draw at Villa Park backed up with a tepid 0-0 at the KCOM.
Hull’s only victory over Villa this Millennium came during the 2014/15 Premier League season with the Tigers snatching a 2-0 home win.
Overall, Aston Villa has claimed 19 victories over their visitors with Hull taking six wins and a total of 9 draws.
- Hull are currently on a nine-match unbeaten run in the Championship.
- Aston Villa have not won a home game in any competition since the 25th November.
- The first ever meeting between the two came in a 1908 FA Cup clash which Villa won 3-0.
- With 30 home goals to their name, only West Brom have scored more goals on home soil than Villa.
- Hull have only won one of the last 15 meetings between the two in all competitions.