Hull City Association Football Club, more commonly known as Hull City, or simply Hull, are an English Premier League team who were formed in 1904.Despite being more than 110-years old, Hull first played in English soccer’s top flight in the 2008-09 season where the finished 17th, before being relegated to the Championship the following season. Hull remained in the second tier for three seasons before returning to the Premier League in time for the 2013-14 season.
They finished 16th then were relegated the following year after finishing in 18th place, only to bounce back at the first attempt via the 2015-16 playoffs.
Being promoted to the Premier League should be a joyous occasion, but Hull’s army of supporters are anything but showing positivity. Their manager, Steve Bruce, resigned from his position and nobody wanted the job so Mike Phelan has taken over at the helm.
The only signing the club has made during the offseason is Will Mannion from AFC Wimbledon (a third tier club) for an undisclosed fee, while Mohamed Diame, the player who scored the goal to get Hull promoted, has left the club for Newcastle in the Championship because he simply did not want to play under the current regime.
Throw into the mix a number of long term injuries to key, experienced players such as goalkeeper Allan McGregor, and defenders Alex Bruce and Moses Odubajo, and it is easy to see why Hull fans are disgruntled.
This could be a long, arduous season for Hull players and fans to endure, but maybe they could defy the odds and secure another season in the Premier League. What do you think?
Best Hull City Sportsbook Odds
Bookmakers and sportsbooks rarely get their odds wrong, which is worrying for Hull City fans because Bovada price them as -150 favorites to be relegated from the Premier League.
Hull are also +225 favorites to finish bottom of the league.
You would need a huge bet to take advantage of the -3300 odds on Hull finishing in the bottom 10 teams, but do not be tempted by the +1600 offered on a top 10 finish.
Hull City Game Schedule
Hull City start their 2016-17 campaign at home to reigning champions Leicester City, and it will be a stern test for “The Tigers.”
Hull City Standings Today
They are everyone’s favorites to finish bottom of the league and be relegated, but do the Hull City standings reflect this? Let us take a look.
How To Make Money Betting On Hull City
If Hull City have any chance of survival, they need to pick up points when they are on home soil. During their 2015-16 campaign, they enjoyed the second best home record in the Championship, losing only once, finishing with a 15-1-7 record.
Away from home was a different story, losing 10 games for a 9-10-4 record.
Steve Bruce created a team that was solid in defense, one that only conceded 35 goals in 46 games, and kept 20 clean sheets. Bruce is no longer with the team, but it is difficult to think a team so organized will leak a ton of goals.
Although they scored 69 goals in the Championship, Hull could struggle to find the back of the net in the Premier League.
Argentina’s Abel Hernandez is their main threat (20 goals in 39 games last season) but odds of +20000 on him being the top goalscorer show the gulf in class between Premier League and Championship soccer.
Your best bet to make on Hull City is the -150 on them being relegated from the Premier League, sorry Hull fans, but your team simply is not up to Premier League standards.