Neither Hull nor Aston Villa have had the smoothest summers but it could be the Villans who make a winning start tonight.
Villa to win @ 33/20
After relegation from the Premier League, a bit of a firesale ensued at the KCom and the Tigers looked in big trouble at one stage in 2017-18, eventually finishing 18th.
The stand-off with the board means Nigel Adkins has had to spend his funds carefully in the current window, while also seeing the likes of Abel Hernandez, Allan McGregor and Michael Dawson head out of the door.
Youth has been the buzzword for their transfer business, with an eye on sell-on value, but it remains to be seen if the Tigers will be stronger.
Villa have been quiet due to FFP regulations but have retained much of the side that reached the play-off final last term and, perhaps more importantly, they have stuck with Steve Bruce.
A former Tigers boss, he will be desperate to win and they look a good price to take the points.
Grealish to score anytime @ 9/2
Jack Grealish is a maverick talent rarely away from the headlines and he has been heavily linked with Tottenham.
Whether he wants a move or not is unknown, but he is sure to be at the centre of things and it would be no surprise if he got on the scoresheet here.
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