Match Preview: Hull City 1-3 Aston Villa Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Championship)

Hull City – Aston Villa betting tips for today, August 6, 2018.
Kick-off: 19:45
Football: England – Championship
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.36
Bookmaker: (BetFair)
Match Result: 1:3 WON!!!

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The final match of the opening round sees Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce visiting his former employer Hull City.
Hull have endured a frustrating pre-season, losing leadership in Michael Dawson and Allan McGregor, while picking up very few transfers along the way due to financial constraints.
With some difficult games against Derby and Stoke to contend with early on, some favourable results could kickstart what is expected to be a difficult campaign for Nigel Adkins’ troops.
Steve Bruce commences his 40th season in professional football despite pre-season rumours of Thierry Henry moving in to take the helm.
Bruce received a vote of confidence from Villa’s new billionaire owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Eden – a decision which was widely applauded.
With Bruce staying and an injection of at least £35 million into the coffers, it appears that Villa may have escaped the off-field disaster feared by many.
Some key losses during the transfer period were inevitable, but Villa are likely to be a poorer side without the likes of Jack Grealish and Robert Snodgrass.
Players to watch: While many eyes will be on Jarred Bowen (Hull) as the club’s top goalscorer from 2017/18, 21-year-old centre back Reece Burke is a fine addition from West Ham with a wealth of potential.
James Chester (Villa) appeared on his way out but the backing of Bruce convinced the star defender to snub an offer from Stoke City. His presence is a major boost to their aspirations.
Stat attack: The last three matches between Hull City and Aston Villa have all seen under 2.5 total goals.
The last seven games at Hull between the sides have all seen just one side score.
Hull have won just one and drawn three of 11 clashes with Aston Villa – including two draws in the Championship.
Hull won just three of their last 12 home matches in the 2017/18 season.

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