Hull vs. Luton Betting Tips: Two bets for Friday's Championship match
Hull vs Luton Odds
This weekend's Championship action commences on Friday night as Hull City welcome Luton Town at 8pm live on Sky Sports...
Hull vs Luton Tips
So congested is the second tier that Hull only sit one place above the drop zone in 20th, yet they are only two points behind 11th placed Luton, who are only two points of the play-offs. This means that a home victory would see the Tigers leapfrog Luton into 11th, while victory for LTFC moves them up to 5th, some 14 places above Hull, if you follow.
The visitors may have only accumulated two more points then Friday’s hosts, but the Hatters come into this in much finer form.
Nathan Jones’s side have only lost one of their last five games, picking up 10 points over that period. That defeat came against Wigan and flattered the Latics to say the least as they won 2-1, despite only registering one shot on target.
Pressure is mounting for Shota Arveladze. His side's last league points were won over a month ago and, despite owning the division's top goalscoerer, they have not scored a goal this month.
Despite the owner splashing the cash this summer, Arveladze’s points per game average is only marginally better - 0.03 pts per game better - than his predecessor Grant McCann. The Tigers go off at 2/1 outsiders here, despite playing on home turf, suggesting their bosses' days might be numbered.
There is some gulf in price across the bookmakers for Carlton Morris’ price to score anytime. With bet365, the former Barnsley frontman is 11/4, which is certainly worth a punt, yet elsewhere he is as short as 8/5.
With last season's top goalscorer Elijah Adebayo struggling to find form, Morris has stepped up to fill the goalscoring void, bagging six times in his last six appearances. This insatiable form means he has the third best goals per 90 average of any player in the division (0.78).
He tops his side's charts for goals and shots per game (2,4), over that six game period, he has racked up 16 shots, hitting the target with the other half of those efforts.
Hull’s calamitous defending in their last game against Swansea was well documented, with the video below doing the rounds on social media.
James Linington has the whistle for this one and this is a referee that boasts an intriguing record for televised games. The last five Championship games that he has overseen on TV have had 30 cards brandished, while the last five games in the same division off-air have seen half the amount.
He does have a reputation as one of the more card happy officials in the second tier but the fact that his cards-per-game average has doubled depending on the presence or absence of TV cameras seems too much of a coincidence. So with Sky present here, I think the card market is worth delving into.
Luton boast one of the cleaner disciplinary records in the league, yet have a player that has received the second joint most bookings, the aforementioned Morris.
Combining him with Hull’s Regan Slater, who also has three cards to his name, comes out at 25/1 and should provide a bit of interest here.
Best of luck if you are backing any of these selections and please remember to gamble responsibly.
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