Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea City will try to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Sheffield United when they take on Hull City in the Championship round 11. The Swans have a chance to escape the relegation zone, with the team eyeing their only second home win of the process. Both Latibeaudiere and Walsh are sidelined with injuries, while Cameroon international Olivier Ntcham is pushing for a start.
The Tigers, on the other hand, are on a three-game losing run in the Championship, and given their difficulties at the back in a 3-0 loss to Stoke City, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Welsh outfit. Hull’s injury list is pretty long, including the likes of Emmanuel, Covil, Fleming, Sayyadmanesh, Scott, Sinik, and Traore, which is probably the main reason why home triumph should be considered this time out.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic.
The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team.
Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.