Watford Vs Hull City

Watford vs Hull City Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Watford vs Hull City Preview

With three games left in the season, Watford is set to welcome Hull City in their 44th game of the EFL Championship 2023-24 season this weekend. With their women’s team relegated from the Championship, the onus is now on boys to retain the belief of the fans and management in this game which is scheduled to take place on 20th April, Saturday at Vicarage Stadium. Scroll down below to know more about the Watford vs Hull City match preview, prediction, and betting tips. 

The Hornets currently hold 15th position in the Championship standings with 52 points, including 12 wins and 15 losses thus far. They just need one point out of the remaining 9 points to make sure of their survival in the league for another term. The English outfit has gone winless for the last five games and is now clearly struggling to get the momentum back at the business end. Hull City, on the other hand, comes into this contest off the back of an impressive 3-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers in their last league game. The Tigers have shown standards in their gameplay this term as they are in the seventh spot in the points table with 65 points, compared to their 15th spot finish in the tally last season. They will be giving a shot in the arm in terms of league promotion, but it’s very unlikely to happen, given the six-point difference between them and sixth-placed Norwich City, with four games remaining.

Watford vs Hull City Team News


Jeremy Ngakia and Ken Sema will continue to miss games for the hosts as they are still recovering from muscle injuries. Interim manager Tom Cleverley should opt for the same playing XI that was called upon in the Southampton game.

Hull City

Hull City Players’ Celebration (Credit: Premier League)

The biggest news in the Tigers’ camp will definitely be the return of their influential skipper Lewie Coyle as it will boost their morale in the race for the Championship’s play-offs. With him returning to training, boss Liam Rosenior will be hopeful to have Coyle available for Saturday’s Watford game. Additionally, the Burnley loanee Anass Zaroury also could recover from the fatal injury that sidelined him for two weeks. The Tigers can call upon a fully fit squad on coming Saturday if these players remain match-fit.

Predicted Line-ups

Watford: D. Bachmann; Porteous, M. Pollock, W. Hoedt, J. Lewis, Kayembe, J. Kone, Asprilla, Chakvetadze, E. Dennis, Bayo

Hull City: Allsop; Slater, A. Jones, Greaves, M. Jacob, Omur, Morton, Seri, Philogene, Tufan, F. Carvalho

Watford vs Hull City Head-to-head Stats

The Tigers have had 18 face-offs against Watford to date across all competitions, with only one game ending goalless so far. The visitors of Saturday’s fixture emerged victorious 8 times while the hosts clinched 6 wins in these matches. The last contest between these two sides saw Watford edging Hull City with a 2-1 victory. 

Last 5 H2H Results:

Hull City 1-2 Watford (2023, Championship)

Hull City 1-0 Watford (2023, Championship)

Watford 0-0 Hull City (2022, Championship)

Hull City 2-0 Watford (2017, Premier League)

Watford 1-0 Hull City (2016, Premier League)

Watford vs Hull City Prediction

The hosts have lost one of their last five games, having drawn four. Despite showing some sparks in the last game against Southampton, the Hornets went down 2-3, piling misery on their Championship journey this term. On the other hand, Hull City, in search of a promotional play-off spot, are coming strong in the last quarter of the league. However, they witnessed mixed results in the last five match days, winning two and losing the same number. With the Tigers on song, it’s advantage Hull City at Vicarage Stadium on Saturday. There’s a possibility of a goal-fest in this contest in front of a packed Vicarage Stadium as both teams have found some form in front of goals.

Predicted Score: Watford 2-3 Hull City

Watford vs Hull City Odds & Betting Tips (Sub to change)

Betting Tips

Hull City to beat Watford

Both teams to score

Goals over 2.5 – yes


Watford: 2.12

Draw: 1.36

Hull City: 2.98

Watford vs Hull City Schedule & Telecast Details

  • Venue: Vicarage Stadium 
  • Schedule: Saturday, 20th April at 3:00 PM (GMT)
  • India: FanCode (Selective match)
  • UK: Sky Sports 

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