Bet Builder Tips: A 27/1 flutter for Friday’s Hull v Huddersfield clash

Our tipster Colin Harvey ratchets up the pressure.

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By 10pm on Friday night both Hull and Huddersfield will have played 40 games and have just six remaining. When the big 40 turns up in the EFL you know it’s s**t or bust time.

In truth, there’s probably not a great deal riding on this for 20th-placed Hull. Bar a complete disaster and some seriously improved form from those below them they’re probably safe from the drop.

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Huddersfield, on the other hand, are 4th and in the playoffs and they were having something of a wobble before the international break. Will a few days in the sun and some hard work on the training ground get them back on the straight and narrow?

There’s only one way to truly work it out. You’re ahead of me already, I can tell. That’s right, it’s Friday night Championship Bet Builder time!

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Friday 7.45pm: Hull v Huddersfield
TV: Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football

Huddersfield to Win

This match is probably trickier than it should be to call, given The Terriers’ run of three losses in their last four in all competitions. That poor form has come after a spell which saw them go undefeated for 18 matches.

If we dig a littler deeper, their last four games have been against the Championship’s 9th, 12th, 10th and 2nd placed teams so it’s not a compete disaster. Not good enough for promotion, though. I suspect they’ll come back with renewed energy here.

The chance to bounce back against a side in the lower reaches with nothing to play for could be just when they need. Hull have avoided defeat on just five occasions in their last 11 matches so, at a bit of a price, it might pay to back Huddersfield get back on the horse and Win.

Both Teams To Score? No

One thing that has been fairly consistent is the frequency with which Both Teams to Score? No has landed with these two recently. For The Tigers it’s landed in 12 of their last 15 games. Ok, that’s not recent form, that’s a trend.

For our away side it’s less frequent with three in their last five and eight times in their last 12, going further back. All in all it means Both Teams To Score? No has clicked on 17 occasions in their last combined 24 matches or 70% of the time.

Carlos Corberan Huddersfield

Danny Ward to Score First

Danny Ward is the highest-scoring player who’s going to be on display on Friday night. He’s got four more than Hull’s main marksman Keane Lewis-Potter on 13.

Ward’s got seven more than his closest team-mate Danel Sinani and is absolutely nailed on to start here. The goals have dried up for The Terriers of late but he scored both of their goals the last time they netted in the 2-2 draw with West Brom three games ago.

He’s the favourite to open the scoring but you can’t deny that he’s the most likely. At a decent price Ward to Score First is your best bet in this market.

Huddersfield to Have 5 or More Shots on Target

I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’m expecting a strong showing from Town here and I think that should result in them having plenty of shots and lots of pressure. As a result I like the look of Huddersfield to Have 5 or More Shots on Target. In their last five games, which have seen just one win, they’ve had 28 shots at an average of 5.6 per match.

Hull have given up 18 shots on target over their last five matches, an average of 3.6 per game. It’s not much of a stretch to see them absorbing five efforts on target against and it’s a benchmark they’ve reached on three occasions over that run.

Hull v Huddersfield tips

Huddersfield to Win
Both Teams To Score? No
Danny Ward to Score First
Huddersfield to Have 5 or More Shots on Target

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