Hooray, the international break is over and what better way to celebrate than with some Friday night Championship football from deepest, darkest Hull? The match is an 8pm kick off and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. We’ve sent our resident Yorkshireman, Adam Roberts, up the M62 and he’s previewed this tie, whilst providing us with a couple of interesting looking bets.
Hull vs Luton Tips
These two sides enter this post international break fixture in differing mindsets. Nathan Jones’ Luton Town started the season slowly, following a superb 2021/22 playoff campaign and were winless in their first four games. However, they have since steadily put an impressive run of form together, have risen up to 11th in the table and can break into the playoff spots with a win here on Friday night.
Shota Arveladze’s Hull City started their 2022/23 campaign superbly, picking up eight points in their first four games, only to then lose five of their next six games, including a few tonkings. The Tigers now sit 20th in the table, just one point above the relegation spots and should they lose at home in front of the Sky cameras on Friday, Arveladze could find the Turkish owners unwilling to give him more time at the City helm.
Tetteh, Fleming, Sinik, Chadwick, Covil, and Sayyadmanesh are all still missing for The Tigers but they have picked up no new injuries over the international window.
Nathan Jones is still without James Shea and Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu and will likely play an unchanged team to the one that beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0, last time out.
The visitors are 11/8 to win this one, Hull are available at 19/10, with the draw out at 11/5.
Luton to win – 11/8
Hull have lost four straight and conceded nine goals without scoring. If the Hatters score early here the MKM Stadium could turn toxic quickly and it won’t make for a pleasant atmosphere for Arveladze and his players.
Luton have won their last two away games and will have no doubts they can do the same again in East Yorkshire.
Carlton Morris to score anytime – 2/1
Morris is on a tear right now, netting six goals in his last six games. The 26-year-old joined in the summer from Barnsley and is loving life at Kenilworth Road. The 2/1 on offer for a goal on Friday looks a decent bet.