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Hull City vs Leicester Championship Predictions, Tips and Odds: Foxes aiming to keep title hopes going

Hull vs Leicester Predictions, Tips and Odds: Foxes hoping to keep title hopes going

Leicester will be hoping to tighten their grip on an automatic promotion spot when they travel to face Hull in the Championship on Saturday.

Hull vs Leicester predictions

Hull vs Leicester: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 by 10bet
Correct Score Hull 1-1 Leicester 11/2 by CopyBet
First Goalscorer Jamie Vardy 5/1 by Bet365

The stats behind our Hull vs Leicester predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in five of Hull’s last six Championship games.
  • Hull have drawn their past two home league games.
  • Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his past six league games.

Are Leicester over their wobble?

It’s not too long ago that Leicester looked destined for the Championship title. The Foxes were look unstoppable on their quest for an immediate return to the Premier League, winning 25 of their opening 32 games, losing just four times. However, things aren’t as comfortable now, even if Leicester are just a few points away from securing at least a spot in the play-offs.

The lead at the top of the table now sits at just three points, with Ipswich breathing down Leicester’s necks. To make matters worse, third-placed Leeds are five points back. There is a genuine chance that Leicester might have to go through the play-offs. The reason for Leicester’s lack of comfort is due to their recent poor run of form. It started with a 2-1 defeat to mid-table Middlesbrough, before Leicester lost the top-of-the-table clash against Leeds. To make matters worse, Leicester then lost a third game in a row, this time to relegation-battling QPR. That was a tough one to take as Leicester dominated the game, but QPR scored with two of their three shots to do the damage.

Leicester returned to winning ways in midweek, beating Sunderland 1-0, but they have a tough run-in coming up. First up are Hull, who will be hoping to tighten their grip on a place in the play-offs. The Tigers are sixth right now, but things are close, with ninth-placed Preston just four points behind them.

It’s been a while since the Tigers were in the Premier League, and they boosted their chances with a run of five wins from six games, only losing to Swansea. However, Hull are having a slight wobble of their own. They do go into this game winless in their past three matches, though all have been draws. Two came against teams around them in the table, against West Brom and Preston, but last time out Hull were held by relegation-fighting Birmingham, dropping points thanks to a late equaliser from Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Hull vs Leicester match tip

Over 10.5 corners @ 59/50 by BetUK

When looking at corners for this game, you might expect Leicester to have more action than Hull. However, across the Championship as a whole this season, that isn’t the case. It’s close, but Hull just about edge Leicester for corners at an average of 5.53 per game top 5.22. But Hull do also concede more corners on average per game, at 5.28 to 4.67.

Hull vs Leicester odds

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*Odds correct as of 09:30 on March .8 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Leicester are the favourites for this game, but they aren’t odds-on as some might expect. This is a tough one to call given the form of both sides. Hull are unbeaten in six, but have drawn their last three, while Leicester only recently ended a three-game losing streak. Hull are priced at roughly the same odds as a draw, which is interesting whichever way you take that.

Hull vs Leicester team news

Hull team news

In  Out Doubtful
Cyrus Christie, Liam Delap  Aaron Connolly

Cyrus Christie and Liam Delap remain out for the hosts, though the latter is expected back soon.  Aaron Connolly hasn’t featured since the beginning of February.

Top Scorer: Aaron Connolly, Ozan Tufan, Jaden Philogene (8)

Card Magnet: Jacob Greaves (8)

Assist Ace: Jaden Philogene (6)

Leicester team news

In  Out Doubtful
Jannik Vestergaard Kasey McAteer, Ricardo Pereira, Dennis Praet Wilfred Ndidi

Jannik Vestergaard is available for Leicester again after serving his two-match suspension for reaching 10 yellow cards in the Championship. However, Kasey McAteer, Ricardo Pereira and Dennis Praet are all out, while Wilfred Ndidi could return to the side after being named on the bench in midweek.

Top Scorer: Jamie Vardy (11)

Card Magnet: Jannik Vestergaard (10)

Assist Ace: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (12)

How to watch Hull vs Leicester Live

Leicester’s trip to Hull is on Saturday 9th March at 3pm, but won’t be broadcast live in the UK.

Hull vs Leicester head-to-head

  • 2 September 2023 – Leicester 0-1 Hull – Championship
  • 4 March 2017 – Leicester 3-1 Hull – Premier League
  • 13 August 2016 – Hull 2-1 Leicester – Premier League
  • 27 October 2015 – Hull 1-1 Leicester – EFL Cup
  • 14 March 2015 – Leicester 0-0 Hull – Premier League

Leicester have only won one of their past five games against Hull across all competitions, though the previous meeting this season was their first match since March 2017. The Tigers beat the Foxes that day and will be looking to do the league double in this fixture for the first time since 2007/08.


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