Hull City A.F.C. are an English soccer team who play in the Premier League after being promoted from the Championship at the end of the 2015/16 season. Due to their black and amber striped home kit, Hull are nicknamed The Tigers. Hull finished fourth in the Championship, the second tier of English soccer, in the 2015/16 season, missing out on automatic promotion by six points, and having to negotiate the minefield that is the playoffs.
After beating Derby County 3-2 on aggregate, Hull faced local rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the final at Wembley Stadium, which they won 1-0 thanks to a spectacular Mohamed Diame goal.
This is not the first time that Hull have been in the Premier League. They competed in the 2008/09 campaign, finishing 17th, before being relegated the following season when they finished in 19th place.
Hull were promoted again in time for the 2013/14 season where they finished 16th – their best Premier League finish – before finishing 18th the following season, a position that relegated them back to the Championship.
The upcoming 2016/17 season looks set to be a tough one for Hull City and its legion of fans. Although there is a lot of money available for the club to spend, Hull is not the most fashionable team to play for, and they have traditionally struggled to attract the best players.
Couple this with the fact their manager Steve Bruce is being linked with the England national team job, and it could be a swift return to the Championship for the Tigers.
Hulll Next Regular Season Game
Hull City were a tough side to beat at home in 2015/16, losing only once, drawing seven, and winning 15 of their 23 games.
Look to bet on them to get a result on home soil, but first take a look who Hull City play in their next regular season game.
Hulll Game Schedule
Newly promoted sides usually play better in the early part of the season so look for any potential bets in the first few weeks by checking Hull’s game schedule in this calendar widget.
What Are The Current Hull Standings
Hull are the bookmakers favorites to finish rock bottom of the Premier League, meaning a 20th place finish looks on the cards.
Is that reflected in the current Hull standings? Let us take a look and find out.
Hull Online Betting Tips
It is fair to say that Hull are not fancied to stay in the Premier League this season judging by bookmakers making them -139 favorites to be relegated to the Championship. Odds of +333 are also available on Hull finishing rock bottom of the league.
Those of you who fancy Hull’s chances of staying up will find odds of +100, and the eternal optimists among you who think they can secure a top half finish for the first time in their history can find odds of +1600.
Although we only have their form in the Championship to base our judgement on, their home form in 2015/16 was the best in their league. Fifteen wins, seven draws, and one defeat in 23 games was the second best in the league, while the 47 goals scored was the best.
Hull only failed to score three times at home last season, and it has been seven games since they last failed to score on home soil. While the Premier League will be much tougher than the Championship, if you are looking to bet on Hull, do so when they have their fans behind them at the KC Stadium.
It is our opinion that of the three newly promoted teams, Hull City are the side that are least equipped to deal with life in the Premier League.
They need to find a goalscorer capable of scoring 15-20 goals if they have a chance of staying up, and while Abel Hernandez scored 20 goals in 39 games last year, it remains to be seen if he is cut out for Premier League football.
If we had to bet on Hull City, our money would be on them being relegated at -139 with betting on them being last in the league a close second at +100.
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