(Crewe's rising star Nick Powell is in fine form & looking to propel them towards the playoffs)
(Hull captain Jack Hobbs is marshalling his defence excellently)
In the Championship current leaders Southampton travel north to face Hull City & their impregnable defence at the KC Stadium. Hull haven't lost since Nick Barmby was appointed as permanent manager back in early January & have conceded just 3 goals in 11 games as the former attacking midfielder has made his side one of the most difficult to play against in the league & to 7th place just outside the playoff spots. Hull haven't exactly beenn setting the world allight in terms of scoring goals & wins & have seen 5 nil-nils in their recent 11 game unbeaten sequence, that stingy defence will be key to keeping Southampton & their quality strikeforce at bay. The Saints have also been in great form, unbeaten in 10 in the league & star striker Rickie Lambert has been in fine form, scoring a hattrick as they came from 2-1 down to win against Millwall on Saturday. With 68 goals from their 37 games there isn't much that stops Southampton scoring but we think that just makes it all the more likely that Barmby will set his men up to frustrate the visitors, Southampton were recently comprehensively outplayed by Leeds at Elland Road & were slightly fortunate on Saturday as they were awarded two late penalties to rescue it at Millwall & we're not keen on 6/4 for them to win. We do like 4/5 about there being less than 2.5 goals as 13 of Hull's last 16 have featured 2 or less, with fewer goals in a game the draw also becomes more likely & backing 0-0 & 1-1 at coupled odds of just bigger than 3/1 makes more appeal than backing the draw at 23/10.
Crewe Alexandra to beat Bradford City at evens (Bet365 & Boylesports)
Under 2.5 goals in Hull City v Southampton at 4/5 (BetVictor)
Hull v Southampton correct score to be 0-0 at 10/1 (Stan James) & 1-1 at 6/1 (William Hill)