With the Londoners in high spirits and looking ever more impressive, Al Hain-Cole expects the demoralised Tigers to suffer a heavy final defeat
After being consigned to relegation by last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, Hull City will be looking to go out on a high when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the KCOM Stadium for Sunday’s final Premier League match.
Marco Silva’s men have actually lost twice in their last 16 fixtures on home turf, and are available at 5/1 (6.00) with Betfair Sportsbook to give their fans a final top flight victory to cheer about in this one.
However, Thursday’s 6-1 thrashing of Leicester City means Spurs have now won 11 of their last 12 league matches, and are 8/15 (1.53) favourites to compound the home crowd’s misery by coming out on top yet again here.
Just one of the hosts’ last 11 fixtures has resulted in a draw, but there are odds of 7/2 (4.50) available on them earning an impressive point on this occasion.
While there were some suggestions that Mauricio Pochettino’s men had ‘bottled it’ after losing 1-0 to West Ham and thereby effectively ending the title race, their reaction to that result underlines the team’s impressive mental resolve.
Having said farewell to White Hart Lane with a deserved 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, the North Londoners proceeded to demolish last season’s champions in such convincing fashion that fans will go into the summer filled with optimism.
In contrast, their opposite numbers will be feeling rather deflated following relegation, particularly given that should trigger the departure of impressive manager Silva.
In truth, the former Olympiacos boss has recently struggled to maintain the impact that made survival look possible upon arrival, with the ultimately fatal defeat at Palace the third match in a row in which the Tigers had failed to find the net.
With Tottenham in high spirits after scoring 31 and conceding just eight in 12 league matches that have brought 11 victories, odds of 11/8 (2.38) seem generous on them winning by at least two clear goals against a despondent Hull side.