Hull may have lost the 'unbeatable' tag they had when they went undefeated for 10 games between the end of November and mid-January. At that stage Nigel Adkins men seemed destined to charge into the play-off spots. That run has turned into more inconsistent form, but one thing the Tigers haven't lost is their impregnabilty at the KCOM. Unbeaten in eight games at home (W6, D2) they have scored at least two goals in the last seven of those games.
Birmingham bring recently strong away form to the east coast. They have taken seven points from their last nine on the road and have scored nine goals across those three matches. Gary Monk has taken his side to 8th in the Championship table and they are just three points from 6th place, although both Bristol City and Derby above them have a game in hand.
This game is tough to call and both sides will fancy taking three points on Saturday. If I had too, Hull would be my pick. They won this game 6-1 last season and Birmingham Birmingham have lost their last four trips to Hull, leaking 15 goals in the process at an average of 3.8 per game.
With their respective scoring form, having a punt on Both Teams To Score and Overs is the way to go. Two scorers stand out, one on either side. Che Adams has been in stunning nick for the visitors. 10 goals in 10 Championship matches, and 21 this season makes him one of the most potent forces in English football right now. For Hull, it's Jarrod Bowen who is the standout pick to bag more goals. He's notched 16 times this season and scored seven in the last six home league games.
There are a lot of moving pieces in the bet for this one, but it all makes sense in a game that screems goals and it could well be worth the effort. I'm taking BTTS, over 2.5 match goals and both Jarrod Bowen and Che Adams to score at 10.33.
Bees win at home
Brentford 1.77 v QPR 4.90; The Draw 4.00
Like Hull, Brentford had an incredible run, but have recently started to lose away matches. Their home streak has continued however, with a run of six games unbeaten (W5, D1) and 14 goals across their last four successive home wins. Another win on Saturday would be the first five-win streak in the top two tiers of the league since December 1951.
The Bees have also beaten QPR in their last three meetings at Griffin Park. Steve McLarenwill have been delighted with the home win against high flying Leeds in midweek. It ended five successive defeats in all competitions, but away from home they are winless in six.
Despite that success in West Yorkshire, Rangers remain a bad bet this season and taking Brentford to win at 1.77 makes a lot of Saturday sense.
Stalemate likely at the New York Stadium
Rotherham 2.64 v Blackburn 3.40; The Draw 4.00
Rotherham have drawn their last five Championship games. The last four have been score draws.
Blackburn drew their last away game 2-2 at Birmingham after losing their previous four league matches.
Rovers form, or lack of it, has seen them slip to 15th. Tony Mowbray's side are now nearly as close to the relegation zone as the play-offs, which now seem a distant dream. The Millers occupy 22nd in the table and are in the drop zone on goal difference.
Rotherham haven't won any of their last eight league games against Blackburn (D3, L5) and the last two matches between the teams both ended 1-1 draws. Spot the theme?
There is a major trend towards the draw in this one and as it's a crucial game for both sides it could easily be a cagey affair. The draw at 4.00 looks a great bet.
Back BTTS, over 2.5 match goals and both Jarrod Bowen and Che Adams to score in Hull v Birmingham @ 10.33 (best bet)