Match prediction: Hull 0-1 Millwall (Asian Handicap: Hull +1/4)
Hull may not have much motivation to play now that they are almost certain to secure their Championship status (with an 8-point gap from the relegation zone with 6 games left). Therefore, Liam Rosenior's team may play in a relaxed state of mind or become disinterested. This situation could be dangerous for their opponents who still have a goal to achieve.
In fact, the "Yorkshire Tigers" have only lost one out of their last six Championship games, against Burnley, who recently secured their promotion. In their last game, Hull drew 4-4 with Sunderland thanks to a last-minute equalizer.
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Burnley is the only away team to have won at Hull City's MKM Stadium out of the nine recent visitors. However, their upcoming opponents, Millwall, are quite strong away from home, winning 4 out of their last 7 games in the Championship and losing just one.
In terms of motivation, Millwall is definitely more determined than Hull as they are in the top 6 and have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs. However, their position is fragile due to their recent poor form (not winning in 3 games).
Nevertheless, the fate of the match still lies in the hands of Gary Rowett's team, and if they cannot control the game, then the problem is only their own ability. In the first leg, Millwall could not beat Hull City at home despite giving them a 1/2 goal handicap. The handicap for the second leg has been slightly reduced to 1/4 despite not having the home advantage.
Looking back in history, Millwall were only once the favorites as away team against Hull, with a 1/4 handicap, which they won 1-0. They have also succeeded in covering the handicap in their last two away games in the Championship this season.
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Analysis of goal betting odds for Hull vs Millwall (2)
In 8 out of Hull City's last 10 home games and 4 out of Millwall's last 5 games, there have been less than 2 goals scored. A similar pattern has also appeared in 7 out of Millwall's last 9 away games. Therefore, it is unlikely that there will be many goals in this match. Choose Under 2.
Millwall to score at least 1 goal in the first half: In 6 out of their last 9 encounters, and in all of their last 4 away games at Hull City, Millwall has scored at least 1 goal in the first half. Furthermore, a similar pattern has also appeared in their last two away games in the Championship.
Expected lineups for Hull vs Millwall: Hull City: Darlow; Coyle, Jones, McLoughlin, Greaves; Sayyadmanesh, Seri, Slater, Docherty; Tufan, Traore Millwall: Long; McNamara, Hutchinson, Cooper, Wallace; Leonard, Saville; Burke, Flemming, Voglsammer; Bradshaw Prediction for Hull vs Millwall: 0-1.