Tigers may be a tasty treat in our Alternative Handicap betting
You would not say that Manchester City are exactly firing on all cylinders at present and Manuel Pellegrini will again have a few of his star names missing for their Capital One Cup quarter-final against Hull City. But we still have the Premier League aristocrats at 1/4 to beat their lower-ranked opponents in our Full Time Result betting.
Pellegrini gave youngsters Kelechi Iheanacho, Patrick Roberts and Manuel Garcia Alonso varying amounts of time on the pitch in the last round against Crystal Palace but his team still scored five. They also put four past Sunderland in round three so any thoughts that they may not be taking this competition seriously can be discounted.
That said, the Etihad has hardly been a fortress this season and Middlesbrough, another second-tier side, did shock City last season in the FA Cup when big underdogs. Sheffield Wednesday and Watford have also run the home side close in the same competition in recent year and Steve Bruce’s team won’t be heading along the M62 with any inferiority complex.
It is, after all, less than six months since the Tigers were mixing it with the likes of City in the top flight. They’ve managed to keep most of their best players and have added quality elsewhere. They did lose a top-of-the-table clash with Derby at the KC on Friday night but that was their first loss in 14 and only their third defeat of the season in all competitions.
Hull have only conceded six goals in nine away games in the Championship but the loss of the experienced former Spurs defender Michael Dawson to injury has been a blow. However, replacement Harry Maguire is highly regarded and the Humbersiders have the forwards to hurt City if they aren’t on their game. Uruguay’s Abel Hernandez already has eight goals to his name this season and Arsenal loanees Chuba Akpom looks a bright prospect.
Hull have already seen off Swansea and Leicester in the Capital One Cup this season and have the quality to make a game of it with Manchester City – the visitors are certainly worth a second look at 21/20 in our Alternative Handicap market with a two-goal start. But I’d also be interested in the 11/10 for the exciting Iheanacho to be an Anytime Goalscorer as he’ll probably get a start with Sergio Aguero not available and Raheem Sterling not exactly in his manager’s good books at present.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday, December 1 at the Etihad
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