Hull City – Nottingham : Preview & Prediction
Hull City and Nottingham Forest join forces at Kingston Communications Stadium in a FA Cup (Round 4) match. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they played at this stadium was on 28-10-2017, in a Championship match that ended Nottingham Forest’s (2-3) win. The goals of the match were scored by J. Bowen (76 ‘) and M. Hector (88’) for Hull City and K. Dowell (29 ‘, 71’ and 83 ‘) for Nottingham Forest. In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Hull City
The home team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (Round 4) after having eliminated Blackburn Rovers after a win (0-1) away on the previous tie. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 9 goals scored and 23 conceded, against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 home defeats, with 30 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Championship, lost with Sunderland outside by (1-0). In the last 10 home games, Hull City have won 2, 4 draws and 4 losses. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. In the last 16 home games in all competitions there are 1 highlights: 10 of his 23 goals in minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Hull City come to this game with a 1-0 home defeat at Sunderland, adding the second straight game without proving the taste of victory. The last victory was precisely in this competition, the FA Cup, when they beat Blackburn 0-1. In this match at home coach Nigel Adkins should keep the team at 4-2-3-1 benefiting possession of the ball and attacks through the right side: Evandro will be largely responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. It is worth informing that the team of the house presents some quality in the offensive stops, counterattack and aerial game. Jarrod Bowen is the Hull City striker with 11 goals scored in various competitions. For this game the coach can not count on Odubajo, Weir and Abel Hernandez, all injured.
Analysis of Nottingham Forest
The visiting team arrives at this stage of the FA Cup (Round 4) after having eliminated Arsenal with a 4-2 home win on the previous tie. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 29 conceded. Already inside the home, won 8 victories and 7 losses, with a total of 22 goals scored and 21 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a win away to Wolverhampton by (0-2). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Nottingham Forest won 2, drawn 2 and lost 6. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to be improved. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never managed to turn the board.
The Nottingham Forest team comes to this motivated game after beating Wolverhampton, the championship leader, by 0-2. We recall that this club was responsible for eliminating the Arsenal Premier League team. As he plays away from home, coach Aitor Karanka must step in with a cautious strategy, with the lines drawn back, exploiting only the counterattack. It is important to note that Nottingham Forest has several flaws in the air play, possession of the ball and defensive stop balls. Kieran Dowell is the best finisher of visitors in all competitions with 10 goals scored. For this game the coach can not use Jamie Ward and Murphy, both injured.
Hull City – Nottingham : Betting Tips
Hull City – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70