Hosts played extra times and penalties in midweek FA Cup rounds using various starters ( but some of them as topscorer Puscas didn't play neither all first 90 minutes) but in spite of this i see them favourites against this opponent.
Hull sold most part of its firepower in winter market, with topscorers Grosicki ( 6g) and Bowen ( 16g) gone, key midf. Henriksen ( 39 2g) gone in last day of market, too and remain huge problems of missings with eight players out.
Among the sure misses there are De Wijs ( 26), Bowler ( midf.8+15 1g), Stewart ( midf.14+2 2g), plus newcomer striker Scott ( att.15+7 3g with Motherwell). Anotehr new striker, Maddison ( 6g with Peterborough) should debut here.
More or less in same conditions theye were trashed 5-1 by Brentford in last round ( fourth consecutive defeat), maybe Reading will not humiliate the opponent but should be able to win considering also their form. Hosts are without wins in last four, but drawn away against Forrest and Cardiff and loose with Bristol C. and Millwall, all teams in run for promotion.
Before this winless run they gained seven matches without defeats and four wins.
For this round hosts without Yadlom ( midf.18 3g), Lucas Joao (co second scorer 5g), Boye ( att.5+12) and Miazga ( def.15+1 3g) all not new absences, no key players left the team in market.
Reading vs Hull betting tips
Reading (Stake: 7)Odds: 2.03 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-1 LOST (-7 units)