Hull City and Sheffield United will kick off at 12:30 pm at the MKM Stadium on Saturday. The Championship rivals are both hovering just above the relegation zone and Saturday’s game is an early season six-point affair. Hull City are 21st in the division with five points from 21 available. The Tigers have failed to win six straight games in the league heading into matchday 8.

Hull vs Sheffield United Match Preview

Sheffield United claimed their first win of the Championship season last weekend with a resounding 6-2 victory over Peterborough. The Blades have taken six points from 21 possible in their first season back in the Championship.

Ahead of the Championship 2021-22 season kick off, many pundits and sportsbooks expected Sheffield United to bounce right back to the Premier League. Manager Slavisa Jokanovic’s side has found the division to be more difficult than remembered. The Blades are unbeaten in three straight Championship games, however.

In midweek, Sheffield United drew 2-2 with Preston North End. Hull City are coming off of a 2-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers in midweek. The Tigers and/or Blades could find themselves in the bottom three with a loss or draw. Blackpool and Peterborough are both within touching distance of Saturday’s Yorkshire rivals.

Hull City vs Sheffield United Betting Odds

 

 

Hull City have taken just one point from nine possible at home this term. Grant McCann’s team has not scored this season at the MKM Stadium and are still searching for their first goal at home. Hull City have conceded four times in three fixtures. McCann’s team is coming off of a nil-nil draw with Bournemouth in their most recent home fixture.

 

Leading bookies’ best betting odds to win at home against Sheffield United on Saturday are at 23/10. Hull City’s last win against Sheffield United came during the 2017-18 Championship season. The team has failed to win their last three games in all competitions against the Blades.

Sheffield United have taken two points from nine on the road this season. They have failed to score on their travels with four goals conceded. Their two points came from nil-nil draws with Swansea and Luton. Leading bookies’ best bookies odds have Sheffield United to win at full-time at the odds of 13/10.

Sheffield United are unbeaten in four straight games in all competitions against Hull City. Their last two Championship matches, which were played in 2018-19, ended in wins for the Blades. They outscored Hull City 4-0.

Hull City vs Sheffield United Team News

McCann has two injury issues at Hull City going into the game this weekend. Alfie Jones is a doubt due to a thigh injury. The defender could miss out along with George Honeyman. The midfielder has an ankle injury and is a doubt to play in the game.

Hull City are joint bottom of the Championship this season in goals scored after seven games. Four different players have got onto the scoresheet this season for the Tigers as all goals have come from open play.

Sheffield United manager Jokanovic has five players in the Bramall Lane treatment room. Forward David McGoldrick has a calf injury that will keep him out of the game. Ben Davis could be back following a COVID-19 positive test. Meanwhile, Lys Mousset and Enda Stevens are both in line to return to the team from injuries.

Morgan Gibbs-White joined the team on a loan deal in the summer and hit the ground running at Sheffield United. Gibbs-White has two goals and an assist in 143 minutes off football for the team. Defence has been a worry for the Blades as 11 goals have been allowed in seven games.

Hull City vs Sheffield United H2H

Sheffield United are unbeaten in four straight games in all competitions against Hull City. Their last two Championship matches, which were played in 2018-19, ended in wins for the Blades. They outscored Hull City 4-0.

Sheffield United’s last trip to the MKM Stadium ended in a 3-0 win. Hull City are second bottom in the current league form table. They allowed eight goals and scored zero during that time span. Based on the team’s form going into Saturday’s game, Sheffield United should be licking their lips.

Hull City vs Sheffield United Prediction

Halftime result: Sheffield United to win @ 21/10 - BET NOW

 

 

When these teams played last in the Championship in 2018-19, Sheffield United claimed a 3-0 win at the MKM Stadium. The Blades won the first half 3-0 and went on to win the game 3-0. Our betting tips prediction is for Sheffield United to win the first half once more. The Blades may be coming into form in the Championship and could push up the table toward the playoffs.

 

Total corners odd/even: Even @ 17/20 - BET NOW

 

 

Sheffield United’s last match against Preston North End saw the teams combine for eight corners. Meanwhile, Hull City’s loss to Blackburn Rovers finished with the sides combine for 12 corners. Our betting tips prediction is for these teams to once again combine for an even number of corners. It is a Yorkshire Derby, so there should be plenty of fire and corners at the MKM Stadium.

 

Sheffield United to win to nil @11/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Hull City are struggling to score goals this season. Their last six games ended with the Tigers failing to score in each game. They conceded eight goals in those six matches. Sheffield United are coming into form and are unbeaten in three straight matches. The Blades scored eight goals across their last three games.

 

Although the defence hasn’t been great from Sheffield United, they should improve on it this weekend with a win to nil. Our betting tips prediction is for Hull City to struggle in attack once more and fail to score for a seventh straight match. Sheffield United have won three straight games to nil against Hull City in all competitions. They should make it four wins on the bounce without conceding to Hull City on Saturday.