Hull City Top 6 odds drift to 25/1

Hull City Top 6 odds drift to 25/1

Draw with Rotherham sets Hull City Top 6 Finish odds at 25/1

In what has been an extremely competitive season in the Championship, it hasn’t been clear to identify the clubs capable of a play-off finish. Finishing within the top six of the Championship offers a lot, with the top two gaining automatic promotion, and the remaining four being handed an opportunity to fight it out for one final place in the Premier League, leaving no other option but to reach the top quarter of England’s second tier.

A surprise package this season has been Hull City, who were expected to put survival from relegation as their primary priority, but ended up looking equally as likely to reach the top six as a lot of the more hotly tipped Championship clubs from the start of the campaign such as Leeds United, Derby County, West Bromwich Albion, and Middlesbrough.

Fewer wins for Hull City since the midpoint of January

As Norwich City and Leeds United battle it out for the Championship title, they find themselves with the shortest price, leaving Hull City promotion odds only as short as 250/1 to do the impossible and win the league at this stage. General Championship promotion odds are set at 40/1 for The Tigers, with reaching the top six looking like their only chance of success, and a slim one at that.

Reaching the top six of the Championship went as short as 6/1 in January after going through an impressive run of seven wins and three draws from eleven games – highlights being the win away to Leeds United and the draw away to Aston Villa – but with their form changing drastically ever since.

Even the draw away to Aston Villa wasn’t enough to put bookmakers off from rating Nigel Adkins’ side, with it showing even more character due to Villa’s high aspirations of promotion back to the Premier League. The last four games have seen a very different Tigers team, winning one and drawing one, and losing to both Blackburn Rovers and Derby County.

Fraizer Campbell Hull City striker

Despite scoring ten goals for Hull City this season, Fraizer Campbell has only scored one in his last four.

Top 4 odds now at 25/1 for Hull City

Efforts of Hull City went as far as getting them in contention for a Championship Top 4 finish but it looks unlikely to go any further after their draw with Rotherham United. A lot of punters treated them as a side to back against regularly at the start of the campaign, but they began to change their minds based on The Tigers’ record for winning in succession.

The 2-0 defeat away to Derby County saw Hull City’s Top 6 Finish odds drift from 10/1 to 18/1, leaving a lifeline for Nigel Adkins’ side as they hosted Rotherham United in what was expected to be an easy win for the side. Leading by two goals after twenty-three minutes made it appear as being the easy win many expected, but two second half goals from Rotherham United set the game as a draw.

Upon news of the draw reaching bookmakers, Hull City odds have changed from the 18/1 price to as high as 25/1, with Bet365 currently offering the best price on this market.

Nigel Adkins Hull City

Nigel Adkins has conducted Hull City in impressive fashion this season.

A total of seven points hold Hull City back from the Championship Top 6, with a win against Rotherham United doing enough to move them above Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, making the draw all the more disappointing.

Both Swansea City and Aston Villa hold the same tally of points with Hull City at forty-four, but with Swansea City priced at 10/1 to reach the top six and Aston Villa given odds of 6/1, primarily due to them holding a game-in-hand that they’re yet to play.

Any chance of moving into the top six of the Championship is also hampered by Derby County, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest, who all sit between them and sixth place Middlesbrough.

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