Football predictions and betting tips for the Southend United vs Hull City FA Cup tie on Saturday where the Tigers will be looking to avoid an upset against their League Two opposition.
Hull City are unbeaten in five meetings with Southend in all competitions, with Southend boss Phil Brown welcoming his former club back but will that effect our football betting tips on the match?
Southend – 4/1 Boylesports
Draw – 11/4 Coral
Hull – 5/6 Stan James
Southend will be looking to make the FA Cup fifth round for the first time in 21 years, and Hull are sitting 11th in the Premier League but just five points from the drop zone so they could look to put their priority on the league and therefore this makes picking football predictions for the match difficult. Southend are lying in fifth place in League Two and have conceded less than a goal a game so far this season.
There is a considerable quality difference between leagues and the big issue is whether Hull will wait to strike, and thus wear down the home side first, as fitness differentials between the leagues may also be a factor.
Hull have conceded twenty on the road this season, but have only netted seven. Southend have scored plenty of goals, although in their own league where the defensive qualities are far inferior so for our football tip we think unders could be the way to go. We expect a resilient Hull side to show up, keep things tight. Southend will play to win, but the ball could be back and forth for the majority of the game, so are heading for a low scoring game.
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