Tigers set to triumph

Our expert Craig Chisnall has previewed Tuesday's Championship programme and thinks Hull will beat Crystal Palace.

Last Updated: 27/11/12 at 19:24 Post Comment

Steve Bruce: Has Hull on an upward curve

Steve Bruce: Has Hull on an upward curve

Our expert Craig Chisnall has previewed Tuesday's Championship programme and thinks Hull will beat Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace make their second trip north to Yorkshire this week and I fear it could be another miserable one at fellow Hull.

Both teams suffered shock defeats at the weekend, Burnley beating the Tigers 1-0 and Ian Holloway losing his 100 per-cent start as Eagles boss at Leeds, so expect it to be tight in this one.

Holloway has already tasted victory at the KC this season as former club Blackpool came from 2-1 down to triumph 3-2 but City, despite Saturday's setback, have improved since then.

The addition of Fulham's highly-rated goalkeeper David Stockdale is a huge boost for the Tigers and this will be a real test of the Eagles promotion credentials.

It's no surprise that a Steve Bruce team are proving difficult to breach at the back and they are improving at the other end too.

Former Rangers winger Sone Aluko is proving a fine signing and his goal tally is now up to eight for the season.

If he's on song the Eagles won't have things their own way and I will be backing Bruce's boys.

Before Saturday's stunning win over Palace, Leeds had been been having a real struggle of late but Elland Road remains a difficult place to go and they are too big a price to ignore at home to Leicester.

Buoyed by Saturday's success and an impending takeover of the club by Middle East-based private equity group GFH Capital Leeds fans will relish the arrival of another of the fancied sides.

Boss Neil Warnock is set to be handed a much-needed transfer war-chest in the January transfer window but on their day they still have the quality to trouble all teams in the Championship.

I think it will be tight against the high-flying Foxes but Nigel Pearson's men have been inconsistent on the road this term and Leeds are well worth considering if you are looking for value.

Brighton and Charlton were both hit by late sucker punches at the weekend but I can't see them slipping up at home to Bristol City and Peterborough respectively.

The Seagulls would have gone back into the top six until David Ngog's 90th equaliser nabbed Bolton a point while Adam Clayton's 88th minute spot-kick for ten-man Huddersfield denied the Addicks a fourth straight win.

Both have been in good form and have strong home records so they are odds-on to get back to winning ways. In a double they should net a healthy return.

On the road the price that stands out is on Watford to heap more misery on plummeting Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls are on a woeful run, losing their last four and patience on the Hillsborough terraces is running out with boss Dave Jones.

The Hornets on the other hand are steadily improving, unbeaten in five, after a summer of upheaval and were only denied another win on the road at Blackpool at the weekend by a last-gasp equaliser.

At 2-1 they look a great price to keep Wednesday firmly in trouble.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Brendan Rodgers says he will be a better manager at Liverpool next season

Brendan Rodgers believes he "will be a better manager" next season, and has criticised the "short-termism" that has threatened to dislodge him at Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho agrees new Chelsea deal, claim reports

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has verbally agreed a two-year extension to his contract, according to reports.

Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis could return from injury against Arsenal

Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis could return to action against Arsenal after nearly a month on the sidelines.

Mail Box

Giroud Is More Than Good Enough...

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott are integral to Arsenal's title hopes next season. There's also more on handballs, Juventus, and Ronaldo holding Bale back...

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company