Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Tips And Predictions
Both sides are looking to put recent disappointments – Hull’s drop to the Championship being confirmed and Spurs missing out on the title to Chelsea – to one side and give their respective sets of supporters an entertaining game to see the season out.
If the Tigers were hoping for a win to alleviate some of the pain of relegation they would have hoped for any team other than Spurs. In fact, since they beat Tottenham in their first-ever Premier League encounter back in October 2008, Hull have failed to win. In fact, Hull haven’t beaten Spurs at home since 1977, so backing the North London side may be a smart move here, especially seeing as they beat Sunday’s opponents 3-0 when the sides met in December.
Spurs will have played Leicester City by the time this match comes around but that is unlikely to have much bearing on the betting landscape for the Hull match. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are currently looking good at 8/13 with Bet365, but we would also recommend backing Spurs to win with over 3.5 goals in the game at 12/5 given their attack-happy style.
Intriguingly, both managers have seen their futures in the spotlight recently, with Marco Silva widely expected to leave the Tigers at the end of the season as he reportedly has a relegation-clause in his contract (and has been linked with replacing Walter Mazzarri at Watford). Pochettino, meanwhile, has had to clarify that his future remains at White Hart Lane having been heavily linked with the vacant managerial post at Inter Milan.
The main point of interest heading into this match is Harry Kane’s quest for the Golden Boot. The England international has enjoyed another wonderfully productive campaign in front of goal, with his stunning four-goal haul against Leicester City on Thursday night taking his tally to 26, edging him two ahead of Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and three in front of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez. Considering that Hull have the worst defence in the Premier League, backing Kane to score at anytime and hopefully – from his perspective – finish as the league’s top-scorer for the second season running.
Kane needs another goal to have a chance of picking up the Golden Boot outright, assuming that Sanchez and Lukaku don’t improve on his exploits in front of goal on Sunday. With his brilliant display against Leicester, this is already Kane’s best season to date in the Premier League, but it’s particularly impressive this time round seeing that Sunday – assuming that he makes an appearance – will be his 30th of the campaign, compared to 38 and 34 in the two seasons prior. His goal against Leicester on Thursday has set-up an exciting three-way shoot-out to be crowned the deadliest marksman in England’s top-flight, which at least adds some intrigue to the final day.
Kane has now put himself in a commanding position to pip Lukaku and Sanchez to the Golden Boot, while the Hull players will hope to redeem themselves somewhat to their fans with an encouraging performance as they prepare for a difficult summer of personnel changes and life in the second-tier next season.