Hull found themselves on the wrong side of a 4-1 defeat away to Fleetwood last Friday night. This result ended their 100% record in the league this season having won their first 4 games having not conceded a goal. That hopefully will not bring back memories of their defensive record last season which saw that infamous game at Wigan where they shipped 8 goals without reply. Their defeat at Fleetwood did happen to look as one of those games where it just didn’t happen for Hull, they still managed to rack up 14 goal attempts to Fleetwood’s 18 so 4-1 may seem an unfair result.
Rochdale picked up their first win of the season 2 weeks ago with a victory against Hull’s victors from last weekend, Fleetwood. They resumed usual service last weekend with a defeat against Accrington, and they’re very much likely to find themselves in another relegation scrap. Rochdale could consider themselves lucky with the season ending when it did last year with with 1 victory from their last 5 games before the lockdown, they found themselves slipping back towards the drop zone. Rochdale’s only other point this season came at home against Portsmouth in a stalemate which Pompey had 24 goal attempts without finding the back of the net.
Hull have been fairly low scoring this season so far with 7 goals in 5 games so far and scoring in all of them, they have however been very clinical with their chances and very threatening with what has seemed to be a 4-3-3 formation with young Keane Lewis Potter the focal point of the attack, they should find it a comfortable afternoon in Greater Manchester and be backed to return to Yorkshire with all 3 points.
Hull To Win – 2 Point Win – Best Price 10/11 William Hill