May 6: English Betting Preview


WHEN Marco Silva took over at Hull they were already down in many people’s eyes – but it’s not all over yet.

With three games to go the Tigers have gritted their teeth to stay just ahead of Swansea in the race to join Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the Premier League.

Last week’s point at Southampton kept them two clear of the Swans and victory at home to Sunderland today will pile pressure on the Welsh who entertain in the teatime kick-off.

Silva arrived at the KC having not lost a home game for two years and incredibly he’s extended that run,.

He’ll see Sunderland at home as a must-win – they finish at Crystal Palace and then welcome Spurs – and I can’t see them failing. A best price of 1-2 at betfair isn’t great so consider Hull and under 2.5 goals at 3-1 with BetStars.

Neither side scores many and last week I was at the Stadium of Light to witness a side low in confidence fail to seriously trouble Bournemouth keeper Artur Boruc.

If Hull win Swansea will want to match their resuls although their last two matches – Sunderland away and West Brom at home – give them a chance of collecting six points.

Everton have done most of their good work at home so I can see the Swans at least drawing. They are 15-8 with betfair and 8-15 not to lose.

Fernando Llorente has been in good form and the Spaniard is 11-2 at McBookie to break the deadlock.

I was impressed by Bourenmouth last week, especially going forward with Scot Ryan Fraser causing mayhem and Benik Afobe and Josh King bullying the defence.

Eddie Howe’s men could finish as high as eighth and I fancy them to beat Stoke at home. They are 5-4 at McBookie against a side that’s scored one goal and taken one point from their last six on the road

Equally amazingly Burnley could finish in the top 10 and they should beat West Brom at home. Sean Dyche’s men have won nine and drawn one at home to teams outside the top six and they’re 5-4 at William Hill to see off a slow finishing side.

Leicester are motoring on nicely and are 6-10 to beat Watford at home and in the early kick-off Man City should see off Crystal Palace at home to boost their top-four hopes.

City are too short at 2-7 but if Gabriel Jesus starts after his equaliser at Middlesbrough back him to score first at 7-2 with bet365.

In League Two Plymouth, Doncaster or Portsmouth – all promoted – could win the title and my money’s on Derek Adams’s men who are 10-11 to win at Grimsby.

Hartlepool will be relegated unless they beat Doncaster at home so that’s a tough ask. I’m on the away at evens with Skybet despite Donny’s poor end to the campaign and Pompey should take care of Cheltenham at home.

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