Much of the success Hull City Association Football Club has seen over the course of the past 20 years has come in English soccer’s second division. Founded in 1904, Hull City was promoted to the Premier League for the first time in franchise history in 2007-08 after winning the Football League Championship playoff. Their time in the top division was short-lived however, as a 19th-place finish in 2010 sent the Tigers back to the second tier. They made a Premier League comeback for the 2013-14 season when the Tigers enjoyed a franchise-best 16th-place finish.
The following season however, Hull City was once again relegated to the Championship. Fast-forward two years, and the Tigers once again achieved Premier League status before being relegated in the 2016-17 season. They are once again in the Championship and hope to regain top-flight status for the 2018-19 season.
Hull Betting Lines Today
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Hull have an uphill battle on their plate to regain Premier League status, especially considering how grueling and demanding the Championship schedule is. Take a in-depth look Hull's fixture list.
Hull Standings Right Now
Hull are expected to at least qualify for the Championship playoffs. Check their current progress below and find out how close they are to acheiving their ultimate goal of returning to the Premier League.
How To Win At Hull Betting
Hull City endured a miserable start to the 2016-17 Premier League season, which eventually cost them their place in England's top division. Their owners let them down, offering a depleted squad no cover and making them play in the world's toughest division without a bonafide manager. Steve Bruce walked out on the club prior to the start of the season, adding insult to injury for a beleaguered Hull side.
Ultimately, it was Hull's league-worst away record that led to their demise. The Tigers won one of 19 away matches, amassing six of 57 possible points. They conceded 45 goals - another league worst - while scoring only nine. That's less than a goal every two games. Those numbers offer some insight into why Hull will be plying their trade in the Championship next season.
Hull progressively improved as the season wore on, picking up bundles of points during the tale end of the season. It was all thanks to the appointment of Marco Silva, who nearly rescued Hull from demotion. Hull were a different team with Silva at the helm. They were organized and played a disciplined brand of football required stay in the top flight. Hull had the the 13th best home record in the league and would have stayed in the Premier League had they won two more away games.
Silva resigned as Hull manager when the team were consigned to relegation. He now manages Watford and won't have to go down to the Championship like the rest of his team.
Hull's chances in the Championship
It's very difficult to gain promotion to the Premier League in the season after being relegated but Hull have been in this position before. They're good futures bets to at least make the playoffs but returning to the top flight might be a tall order for a team who pings between leagues like a pendulum. Avoid backing them as futures for the upcoming season.
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