Mark O'Haire: I'm back on the prowl for some midweek value

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Seven points from their last four fixtures has helped lift Hull away from the relegation zone. The Tigers, aiming to avoid back-to-back demotions, recovered from 3-1 down at home to Norwich on Saturday to seal a vital 4-3 triumph.

Nigel Adkins’ outfit now sit six points above the bottom-three ahead of Tuesday night’s rescheduled trip to Ipswich. Three months into his reign, Adkins could be forgiven for thinking his City side were finally starting to look up but this midweek match may provide a rude awakening for the Humbersiders.

Hull were limp across a number of areas in a deserved 2-1 defeat at home to Millwall just seven days ago and it’s worth pointing out that their seven point haul from those four recent outings all came at their KCOM Stadium base.

The Tigers haven’t played away for almost a month and with only two victories on their travels across the campaign, it’s difficult to why they deserve near parity in the pre-match price compared to their Suffolk hosts.

Star striker Abel Hernandez returned from his long-term Achilles injury on Saturday but a second successive start in a matter of days might prove too much for the Uruguayan ace. With Evandro already ruled out, City could be without too leading lights.

Ipswich rank poorly amongst the majority of performance data metrics although Mick McCarthy’s men have improved in recent weeks. The Tractor Boys are a mid-table outfit according to the numbers over the past quarter of the campaign and Town also boast an enviable return against sides outside the top-seven.

The Blues have W14-D7-L4 against teams in eighth and below this season, including W8-D4-L1 at Portman Road. Such consistency and organisation marks Ipswich out as a great value selection at 2.06 off a scratch 0 start on the Asian Handicap line.

Recommended Bet:

Ipswich 0 Asian Handicap (2.06)