- Chris Sobey
Bottom of the Premier League Hull and seventh placed Everton kick off the weekend’s New Year’s live football action at the KCOM Stadium at 8pm tonight. Hull have won five of the last ten corresponding fixtures in all competitions, drawing two, six of these games ended with less than 3 goals scored. Hull won the last Premier League corresponding fixture on New Year’s day 2015 2-0 while Everton had scored in the previous seven Premier League meetings against Hull prior to this defeat.
This season Hull have the second worst home record in the Premier League, winning two and drawing two of their nine home games while Everton have the seventh best away record in the league winning three and drawing one of their nine away games. Hull have only won one of their last eight league home games, but are unbeaten in the last three winning one and drawing the last two. Prior to beating Leicester 2-0 away on Boxing Day Everton had not won in six league away games, losing the last four.
Hull have scored on average 1 goal per game and conceded on average 2 goals per game at home so far this season and Everton have scored on average 1.2 goals per game and conceded on average 1.6 goals per game away in the league this season. Just over 50% of Hulls and Everton’s respective league home and away games this season ended with more than 2 goals scored, both teams scored in 60% of Hulls league home games this season and in only 40% of Everton’s league away teams this season.
From a betting perspective this is a tough one to call in terms of the result and the safest bet looks to be backing Both Teams to Score or if you’re searching for better odds trading or backing the 1-1 and 1-2 Correct Scores.
On New Year’s Eve there is one live Premier League game at 5.30pm and it’s the clash of the weekend between second placed Liverpool and third placed Manchester City at Anfield. Liverpool are unbeaten in the last six corresponding Premier League fixtures, winning six and drawing four and six of the games ended with more than 2 goals scored, including six of the last seven.
Liverpool have the third best home form in the league this season winning six and drawing two of their eight home games, and Manchester City have the second best league away form this season winning seven and losing two of their nine away games. Liverpool scored on average 3.1 goals per game at home in the league this season and conceded on average less than a goal per game. Manchester City scored on average 2.4 goals per game away in the league this season and conceded on average 1.2 goals per game.
Over 70% of Liverpool’s league home games this season ended with more than 2 goals scored and nearly 90% of Manchester City’s away games ended with more than 2 goals scored this season. Also, Over 70% of Liverpool’s league home games and over 65% of Manchester City’s league away games this season ended with Both Teams scoring.
From a betting perspective backing Liverpool to win or laying Manchester City or Both Teams to Score ‘Yes’ and Over 3.5 Goals match double should return a profit based on the above statistics and if you’re looking for a better return backing Liverpool to Win and Over 3.5 Goals match double is also worth considering.