Few would have seen Southamtpon’s 1st league defeat in 9 outings at the weekend at the hands of Bristol City but Boylesports still have the Saints as 4/6 favs to beat visiting Hull on Tuesday. The Tigers away record would slightly bely their huge 5/1 tag (Betfred) but recent away wins have come at struggling Forest and out of sorts Derby.
Southampton should get back to winning ways with ease and they are 13/8 (Skybet) to win by 2 goals or more and with 4 wins ‘to nil’ in 5 previous home games at fortress St Mary’s, bet365 also go 13/8 for a win without reply.
The aforementioned Bristol City look to continue a fine run that has seen them turn a huge winless streak into 13 points from 15 as they head to Watford. Victor Chandler put 12/5 on The Robins taking another maximum at Vicarage Road while Watford are 13/10 with Coral.
With home wins against out of sorts Pompey and Brighton and a win over Peterborough, who always seem happy to concede, Watford’s home record is flimsier than it appears so Bristol City have a real chance to upset the odds once again.
Elsewhere, West Ham are 3.0 (2/1) with Betdaq to register a 4th consecutive away win, this time at ‘Boro while Derby and Brighton, both with their respective form issues, are 12/5 with Paddy Power to thrash out a draw.
Finally, Ipswich head to Burnley on a miserable run and it’s 11/10 with Totesport for the Clarets to take the points. Paul Jewell will hardly have encouraged his men by openly worrying about his team’s “mental strangth” and Burnley’s home form has a scattergun approach; backing 4 goals or more is 9/5 at Sportingbet while Burnley are 25/1 (Ladbrokes) to inflict a 4th straight 3-2 defeat on the Tractor Boys.
Tuesday 29 November: