Hull City vs Sheffield UnitedEnglish Championship, KO: 12:30 Sep 18, 2021, The MKM Stadium
Hull City’s difficult start to the season is set to continue as they welcome Sheffield United to the MKM Stadium for an English Championship fixture. It has been a poor start to the season for the Tigers and their struggles are likely to continue against a confident Sheffield United team.
Hull City’s problems at the start of the season appears to have no end in sight as they were beaten 2-0 by Blackburn Rovers in their previous Championship fixture. They once again lacked the cutting edge in attack, failing convert any of their four attempts on target.
The Tigers have not won since the 4-1 victory over Preston North End in their opening fixture. Even more worrying for manager Grant McCann is the fact that Hull City have also failed to find the net since that win.
Hull City have also found things difficult on their own turf with four defeats in their last five matches, stretching back to last season. They also appear unable to snap out of their scoreless run at home with no goals in eight of their last nine matches at the MKM Stadium.
Sheffield United were held to a 2-2 draw by Preston North End last time out in the Championship. They twice took the lead through Morgan Gibbs-White and Sander Berge but were pegged back both times.
Slavisa Jokanovic's men are now unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions with a 6-2 victory over Peterborough United among their results in that run.
Sheffield United are not considered a defensive team and have kept just two clean sheets in seven matches this season. However, the good news for the Blades is both shutouts have come away from home and that will give them confidence against a scoreless Hull City team.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Sheffield United have an 8-5 advantage with three draws from 16 previous matches against Hull City. The Blades have won the three previous meetings and triumphed 4-0 in the last fixture.
Players to watch
Midfielders Morgan Gibbs-White and Iliman Ndiaye have impressed for Sheffield United this season and have scored two goals each. Gibbs-White is priced at 11/2 by Paddy Power to score anytime while betfair has Ndiaye at 4/1 in the same market.
Sheffield United have not conceded in their last three matches against Hull City and with the Tigers struggling for goals lately, they will be confident of another shutout. John Egan and Jack Robinson often partner in central defence and should lead the Blades to a clean sheet at 2/1 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Sheffield United have won to nil in their last three matches against Hull City and could be set for a similar result at 10/3 with Betfred. Hull City’s goalscoring problems mean BTTS NO could also be on the cards at 6/7 with SBK.
Sheffield United can also be tipped as the only team to score at 3/1 with William Hill.
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