Hull City vs Bristol City Predictions

Hull City vs Bristol City predictions ahead of this Championship game on Friday. Hull are heading into this match on the back of a 2-1 impressive away win at Blackburn. Can they get another positive result? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Hull City vs Bristol City Predictions


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Battle for Supremacy at MKM Stadium

Key Stats
– Aaron Connolly averages a goal every 12 minutes in his recent appearances.
– Hull City and Bristol City together have netted a total of 14 goals this season.
– Both teams have scored in all four of Hull’s competitive games this season.

As the Friday night lights shine bright at the MKM Stadium, Hull City and Bristol City are ready to showcase their grit and determination. Hull City, under Liam Rosenior, have shown tremendous growth. The previous season’s plentiful draws provided them safety but deprived them of the coveted playoff positions. Fast-forward, Hull, now residing in the seventh spot, flaunts two wins from three matches.

On the other hand, Bristol City sit comfortably at 14th in the Championship table. Their inconsistency from the 2022-23 season still lingers, but they are unwavering in their ambition to challenge the top teams. Pearson’s side secured four points from matches against Preston North End and Millwall. However, a recent setback against Birmingham City indicates that they have areas to address.

Hull’s Striking Powerhouse

One could argue that Hull City’s biggest asset this season has been their offensive prowess. The trio of Aaron Connolly, Liam Delap, and Oscar Estupinan have impressed and indicate that Hull have the firepower to chase a top-six spot.


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Connolly’s stellar performance, with a two-goal marvel in just nine minutes at Ewood Park, emphasises his potential. Hull’s performance, especially at home, will be vital if they wish to be considered the dark horses of the season.

The Bristol Challenge

While Bristol City’s standing is parallel to Hull’s in many aspects, the challenge they face is different. With a goal difference of -1, they need to up their game, especially against a high-scoring team like Hull, who have already netted seven this season. The Robins are aiming to amend their recent defeat and rise to the challenge during their northern expedition.

The Line-ups

Changes are expected from both sides. Hull’s Connolly, following his brilliant form, is tipped to replace Adama Traore. Delap is also anticipated to maintain his position despite Estupinan’s looming presence. Bristol, on the other hand, will witness alterations due to Rob Dickie’s suspension. Kal Naismith and Mark Sykes seem to be the probable choices, with Andreas Weimann and Taylor Gardner-Hickman vying for starting roles.

Deciphering the Data

Hull City, with an average BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 6.97, ranks 8th out of 24 teams, demonstrating a solid team performance. Their attack, boasting an average of 2.3 goals per game, is commendable. On the flip side, Bristol City, with an average rating of 6.72, needs to find consistency to climb the ranks.

Key Predictions

1. Match Outcome: Both Teams to Score

The Championship has always been a league rife with unpredictability, and the impending clash between Hull City and Bristol City promises to uphold this tradition. While the home side, Hull, have displayed their offensive prowess with a commendable tally of seven goals this season, they’ve equally showcased their defensive frailties, conceding the same number. This means that while they are prolific in front of the goal, their backline isn’t watertight.

Bristol City, despite their lower goal count, have managed to find the net in the majority of their matches. Furthermore, a salient statistic to consider is that both teams have found the net in all of Hull’s competitive fixtures this season. This suggests that while Hull City’s attacking trio of Connolly, Delap, and Estupinan might breach Bristol’s defence, the visitors also have a reasonable chance to score. Given the attacking nature of both teams and their evident defensive vulnerabilities, betting on both teams to score seems to be a well-founded prediction.

2. Correct Score: Hull City 2-1 Bristol City

The historical context between these two sides also provides an interesting dimension to the prediction. In their previous encounter, Hull City managed to edge past Bristol with a 2-1 scoreline. This season, the Tigers have been involved in high-scoring matches, as evident from their 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. Bristol City, on the other hand, started their campaign on a positive note but suffered a setback in their recent 2-0 defeat to Birmingham.

While Hull’s potent attack might prove a handful for Bristol, the visitors, with their capability to net, could at least bag a consolation. The predicted 2-1 outcome not only respects the historical data but also aligns with the current form and attacking nature of both sides.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Aaron Connolly

In the swirling maelstrom of statistics and match analysis, individual brilliance often becomes the differential, and Aaron Connolly is a name that shines brightly in this regard. The young forward has been nothing short of sensational in his recent outings, netting three times in his last two appearances, all while coming off the bench. This translates to an astonishing goal every 12 minutes.

Given his recent form and the possibility of him starting the match, Connolly seems primed to continue his scoring spree. Bristol City’s defence, which recently conceded two against Birmingham, might find it challenging to contain a forward with such soaring confidence. Betting on Connolly to score during the match seems to be a prediction grounded in his recent explosive form and Bristol’s defensive lapses.


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Gram Dodd
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