Hull vs Swansea betting tips and predictions for the FA Cup fixture on Saturday 7th January at KCOM Stadium with reasons for each bet from our football tipster.
With just one Premier League victory earned since late August, Mike Phelan was dismissed as manager of Hull, but the Tigers now host Swansea in an FA Cup tie with Paul Clement newly installed as boss of the struggling Swans.
Ahead of this FA Cup tie, Hull have claimed just two Premier League points since the beginning of December and have lost six successive games on the road. However, only Manchester City have claimed maximum points at the KCOM Stadium from late October onwards with West Brom, Crystal Palace and Everton all securing score draws at the venue. Visitors Swansea ended a four-match losing sequence amid some poor performances by winning 2-1 at Crystal Palace in midweek but had collected just one point from eight previous games on the road.
Hull won 2-0 at the Liberty Stadium earlier in the season and apart from their successful exploits to date in the EFL Cup, they have won just one Premier League game since that victory. Opponents Swansea did win at Crystal Palace on Tuesday and although the hosts had lost five of their six previous home games, they had faced difficult opposition. The Tigers are marginally a better home team than Palace and my first Hull vs Swansea prediction is for this game to finish in a score draw at odds of 10/3 with bet365.
Amid of sequence of poor recent results for Hull, free-kick specialist Robert Snodgrass has netted five competitive goals since early November and has opened the scoring on two occasions. My second Hull vs Swansea betting tip is for Snodgrass to score the first goal in this game and that’s 8/1 with ComeOn.
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Each of the eight previous Swansea games has featured at least three goals, and three or more goals have been netted in five of seven prior matches involving Hull. Therefore, my third Hull vs Swansea tip for the FA Cup is for more than 3.5 goals to be scored and the best odds are 5/2 with Bet Victor.
Hull are currently struggling with several injuries with Moses Odubajo (knee), Abel Hernandez (hernia), Greg Luer (knee), Will Keane (knee), Brian Lenihan (knee) and Alex Bruce (calf) all expected to be unavailable although Allan McGregor (back) could return for this match.
Jefferson Montero (hamstring) may not be available for Swansea alongside Jay Fulton (unspecified) who was injured in midweek, but Jordi Amat should return after serving a one-match suspension on Tuesday.
Hull have never staged an FA Cup tie against Swansea but they did beat the Swans 1-0 in a League Cup Third Round tie on home soil last season. In two Premier League clashes at the KCOM Stadium, Hull and Swansea have won a game apiece while the Tigers won 2-0 in a Championship match during August 2010. A League Division Three match in August 1997 finished in a 7-4 victory for the hosts Hull.
Hull have been installed as 6/4 favourites among most bookmakers with little difference to Swansea priced at about 7/4. A draw between two struggling Premier League teams is generally available at 12/5.
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+3.5 goals to be scored in the game – 5/2 with Bet Victor: £60 free bet.
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