Burnley striker Austin bookies favourite to score first

AFTER conceding a late equaliser to relegation threatened Barnsley on Tuesday night, Burnley’s hopes of a playoff are still in the balance.

Tonight the Clarets face a Hull side looking to clinch an automatic promotion spot. Sean Dyche’s men have won their last seven against Hull and are 9/5 with Blue Square for the home win. The Tigers are available at 9/5 with the same bookie and the draw is best priced at 12/5 with Betfred.

Nine of Hull’s last 12 goals have been in the second half whilst four of Burnley’s last 8 have come after the break. The second half to be the highest scoring half is best priced at 6/5 with Bet Victor.

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Leading odds comparison site oddschecker.com can reveal that three out of the last 4 between the two have ended up in a 1-0 victory for Burnley. A repeat of this score line is best priced at 9/1 with Bet Victor. Hull come off the back of two defeats in their last three, conceding 4 goals on each of those defeats. Burnley to score four or more goals is available at 16/1 with Coral.

Having scored in his last two outings, in form striker Charlie Austin is best priced to score first at 4/1 with Betfred. The bookie also offering double delight and hat-trick heaven whereby if the first goal scorer goes on to score again at anytime or score a hat-trick, they will double or treble the first goal scorers odds.

Hull have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 3 games, whilst Burnley have only kept two in their last 8. Punters may look at backing both teams to score, an option best priced at 5/6 with Stan James.

Sean Dyche’s men are now 40/1 with bet365 to reach the play offs, this may well be an attractive bet having drifted from 9/1 just two weeks ago.

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