Tottenham vs Hull City Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Tottenham vs Hill City | Saturday 16 May, 2015 | White Hart Lane | 15.00
Hull City travel to North London needing to win one of their remaining two Premier League fixtures in order to stand any chance of avoiding relegation.
With a last-day visit of Manchester United to follow this weekend’s trip to Tottenham Hotspurs, it is clear to see why Steve Bruce’s side are favourites to join Burnley and Queens Park Rangers in the Championship next season.
Hull seemed destined for next season’s Premier League, following their consecutive victories over Liverpool and Crystal Palace at the end of April.
The six points had taken the Tigers four clear of the bottom three, but they lost 1-0 at home to Burnley while relegation rivals Leicester City, Sunderland and Aston Villa all won and Newcastle United drew with West Bromwich Albion.
Hull now find themselves in the drop zone with only two games left of the season – two hard games at that – and they now have to beat both Spurs and United if they want to add to their three-year stay in the top flight.
Former Hull captain, Ian Ashbee, is refusing to give up hope of a turnaround and wants a show of character at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
“It’s going to have to be a scrap now,” he said. “There needs to be a mental toughness across the squad and they’ve got to stick together.
“They’ve got to get after Tottenham. Not just in an attacking sense, they’ve got to let Tottenham know they’re in a game.
“It’s not over yet and they’ve got to be positive.”
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have tailed off in recent weeks – losing three of their last five games – and put in a poor performance in last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Stoke City. The Argentine coach admitted that the defeat was one of Tottenham’s worst performances this season.
Pochettino, whose team are still in the hunt for a Europa League place, accepts that his team will welcome a desperate guest, but wants his side to show the same appetite in their final home game.
“I think this is important. Our motivation needs to be like them,” he said. “You play for survival, you play to take a place in the Europa League. I think you need to be motivated in the same way.
“Always it’s difficult to play against a team that plays for survival in the Premier League.
“We play to finish in the top five or six and we need to get the three points. We need to feel it’s not only Hull playing for something important.”
Tottenham vs Hull City Betting Tips
Both sides are in stuttering form and, at this stage of the season, it may simply come down to who wants it more. Although Hull are in greater need of the points, Spurs are unlikely to lose three in a row at home and should secure a draw.
We are putting our money on a 1-1 draw priced at 7/1 with Betway.