Manchester City are odds-on favourites to get their season back on track against Hull City on Saturday in the Premier League. City have suffered two defeats in a row in the last week. Manuel Pellegrini’s side crashed out of the FA Cup last weekend to holders Wigan Athletic, before going down 2-1 in midweek at the Nou Camp to Barcelona.
Cracks have started to show at the Etihad Stadium of late as the brilliant form City showed over Christmas has slowly dissipated.
They have the chance to put their season back on track at the weekend against Hull at the KC Stadium and bookmakers favour them at 4/7 odds.
Hull, who lost 2-0 earlier in the season, are long shots at 11/2 to get the win. History bodes well for the Tigers as City have not beaten them in Hull since 1909. Yes, that is right, 1909.
The Tigers will be boosted by the injury absence of Sergio Aguero from Pellegrini’s side and perhaps also by news defender Martin Demichelis is available again after missing the Barca game. Steve Bruce can also recall striker pair Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long, having both been cup-tied in the FA Cup against Sunderland last weekend.