Hull will have to beat Manchester United on the final day of the season if they are to retain their Premier League status.
Steve Bruce’s side lost 2-0 at White Hart Lane to remain in the bottom three, two points adrift of Newcastle and three back from Sunderland.
The Betfair market offers little hope for last year’s FA Cup finalists – they are [1.2] to play the 2015-16 season in The Championship.
If Hull are to escape then it will be one of the north-east clubs who will take their place. John Carver’s Toon took a 1-0 lead at already relegated QPR thanks to £6m summer signing Emmanuel Rivière‘s first Premier League goal. But Rangers, backed at a high of [18.5] in-play, delivered a second-half comeback to win 2-1.
Newcastle’s major rivals Sunderland picked up a point in a goalless draw at home to Leicester. The result guarantees the Foxes’ top-flight status for another year, having traded at a low of [1.12] in the relegation market.
The Black Cats have a three point advantage over Hull but their final two fixtures take them to Arsenal and Chelsea. Dick Advocaat’s men are [13.0] to go down. Newcastle trade at [9.0].
In the day’s other games Burnley and Stoke also produced a scoreless match while Everton came from behind to beat West Ham thanks to a 92nd minute Romelu Lukaku goal, the draw touched a low of [1.05].
All the goal action was used up in the early fixture it seems – Southampton scored five in the first half in a 6-1 whupping of Aston Villa. Over 6.5 goals was backed at [100.0]!
Despite the heavy defeat, the day’s later results ensured Villa are safe for another season.