Everton vs Hull City Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Everton vs Hull City | Wednesday 3 December, 2014 | Goodison Park | 19.45
Hull City have been struggling all season and head into Wednesday’s game against Everton having won just two Premier League games. Everton, too, approach the game on a low after losing 2-1 to Tottenham at the weekend.
The Tigers’ manager Steve Bruce is certain that his side will end their four-game losing streak at Goodison Park after their latest defeat to Manchester United on Saturday. Hull now have just 11 points from 13 games and sit at 18th in the league, just inside the relegation zone and one point behind Burnley (although with a game in hand.)
“We all enjoy the Premier League when we’re playing well but the art of being a Premier League player is stopping making the elementary mistakes,” said Bruce. “You need that determination and concentration to contribute to the team.
“Confidence is an easy word but they have to roll their sleeves up and get stuck into it. You need to battle through it because that’s what Premier League players do.
“We’ve still got a long, long way to go. We’ve made four or five changes in the summer and that will improve us, I’m convinced of that.
“It’s my job to keep believing. I still believe we’re a better team than we were last year. We have to find a formula of winning games but I’m convinced we will.”
Hull have their work cut out for them against Everton, however, who will be looking to bounce back from their weekend defeat. Before that point Roberto Martinez’ side had been enjoying an eight game unbeaten run across all competitions but a series of injuries took their toll on the team’s performance.
Both James McCarthy and Steven Naismith continue to struggle with hamstring issues which poses a serious problem for Martinez while Darron Gibson and Antolin Alcaraz remain doubts for Wednesday’s game.
Gaston Ramirez will serve the second game of his three-match ban for Hull, who have been lacking in attack and creativity without the Uruguayan international.
Recent meetings have seen Everton dominate Hull, with the Toffees winning both games against Hull last season and looking for a fourth straight win over the Tigers.
Everton vs Hull City Betting Tips
Everton look good to win with odds of 13/2 for a 2-0 home victory at Paddy Power, while Betway has Romelu Lukaku as favourite to score first at 7/2.