Hull City vs. Man U. Soccer Picks: Back The Red Devils to Finish Season On a Winning Note

Nikki Adams

Saturday, May 23, 2015 5:50 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 23, 2015 5:50 PM UTC

Hull City host Manchester United on the final day of Premier League betting, in a game that has implications on both side of the table. Here's our breakdown, complete with soccer odds and picks.

Hull City Must Win
Hull City need a win over Manchester United if they hope to stand a chance of surviving in the Premier League for another season. As it is, they are in the relegation quagmire, behind an 8-10-19 mark and 34 points. They are two points adrift of Newcastle United (36 points) and four points behind Aston Villa in 16th place.

To say the soccer odds are stacked against the Tigers is an understatement. They are priced at +220 soccer odds to win outright at the expense of Manchester United. Heck, even the draw is a far flung +275 soccer pick.

Going against the Tigers is several key facts, beginning with their poor form going into this game. They are riding a three-game losing streak, which includes defeats to Arsenal, Burnley and Tottenham all while being outscored 7-1 combined. The lone goal came against Arsenal at KC Stadium three weeks ago. Since then they have not scored once and conceded three goals.

More importantly, Hull City have lost all seven previous encounters with Man United, a run of form that includes conceding 21 goals. That alone makes a bet on Manchester United at +125 Premier League soccer odds a tempting one.

But if that isn't enough to sway soccer bettors, here's another nifty stat to consider: Hull City have never won a top-flight game in May, going 0-3-9 in their Premier League stints. Crikey! That's hardly encouraging, is it?

Is Premier League survival going to be the incentive that cracks this horrendous run of form down the stretch? Against another team, maybe. Against the Red Devils, it's a long shot soccer pick.


Manchester United The Value Soccer Pick
Manchester United are fourth in the Premier League table behind a 20-9-8 mark and 69 points. They are just three points behind Arsenal in the table and a cushy seven points clear of Liverpool in fifth place. Champions League is most surely on the horizon for next season for Louis Van Gaal and his lads.

Considering that the Red Devils have averaged three goals against Hull City in their meetings, the Over 2.5 at -125 appears to be a solid choice. In fact, that's exactly the score of their last meeting, a 3-0 win at the Old Trafford in November. You can back the same score at +2200 at Bet365.

Man United come into this game behind a two-game undefeated streak that includes a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace and a 1-1 draw with Arsenal.  In their last five games, however, the Red Devils are just 1-1-3. Losses to Chelsea, Everton and West Bromwich.


Soccer Betting Verdict
Hull City need the result more than Man United does, but it's going to be a tough ask to clinch it at the expense of Wayne Rooney and Company. Knowing that the Tigers have an abominable record in the month of May, how can one make a case for Hull City to win this game? Tempting though the soccer odds are and the notion of a heroic fight to secure Premier League survival.

The sound option here is to back Man United to finish their season on a winning note at KC Stadium, a soccer pick that is well priced at +125 soccer odds. Given the 3-goal average that the Red Devils have enjoyed against the Tigers, we also recommend the Over 2.5 at -125 and, also, the 3-0 score at +22000, but don't go betting the farm on that last  soccer pick.

Soccer Picks: Manchester United +125 to win and Over 2.5 at -125
Bonus Soccer Pick 3-0 score at +2200 at Bet365

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