The Betpal Football Bet of the Day comes from the Championship, and the fixture at Bloomfield Road between Blackpool and Hull. Both are still dreaming of the Premier League next season, but the hosts have slipped away from the play off places in recent weeks – can they get back on track on New Year’s day?
Match: Blackpool v Hull
Bet of the Day: Back Hull
Best Odds: 3.0 with BetVictor
Kick Off: 15:00 01/01/2013 (GMT)
Blackpool have not managed to rediscover their form of last season yet, and have only won four of their twelve home fixtures. Matt Phillips has not been able to provide the goals that took his team to the play off finals back in May, and the news that Thomas Ince – the current top scorer with 12 – is rumoured to be heading back to Liverpool leaves the hosts under a cloud. Michael Appleton is therefore looking at a longer term rebuilding exercise and the current mid-table position of the team is likely to be their ultimate finishing position. Hull though, have moved into second place and have an eye on automatic promotion. Strong in defence, the Tigers are now also becoming more effective in front of goal and the more open nature of the opposition when playing at home, has meant Hull have enjoyed plenty of away success – they have won their last four road games, including tough trips to play off hopefuls, Watford and Nottingham Forest. The 2/1 (3.0) at BetVictor looks a touch too big for another away win.
Football Bet of the Day
Back Hull for the win at 3.0 with BetVictor.