Premier League Preview 2014/15: Hull City (A)

Premier League Preview 2014/15: Hull City (A)
April 27, 2015 Gary Fulcher

By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes.

Liverpool_Hull-1108x840Liverpool travel to the KC Stadium on Tuesday evening – 7.45pm kick off UK time – where Steve Bruce’s Hull City will be hoping to boost their chances of retaining their Premier League status by further denting Liverpool’s push for a top four finish. The Tigers currently sit in 16th place with 31 points, one point above Sunderland who are 18th, while Liverpool are seven points behind 4th placed Manchester Utd with a game in hand. The incentive to claim all three points is there for both teams.

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield back in October and Hull are one of three teams that have prevented the Reds from scoring on home turf in the Premier League this season, with Aston Villa and Sunderland the other two. Liverpool lost the corresponding fixture last season 1-3.

Liverpool’s record against teams managed by Steve Bruce:

  • Total – P: 23 W: 10 D: 8 L: 5 F: 41 A: 22 GD: +19
  • Home – P: 12 W: 5 D: 6 L: 1 F: 21 A: 11 GD: +10
  • Away – P: 11 W: 5 D: 2 L: 4 F: 20 A: 11 GD: +9

Liverpool’s overall league record against Hull City:

  • Total – P: 13 W: 8 D: 4 L: 1 F: 29 A: 14 GD: +15
  • Home – P: 7 W: 5 D: 2 L: 0 F: 20 A: 7 GD: +13
  • Away – P: 6 W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 9 A: 7  GD: +2

Premier League form – last six matches home and away:

  • 8th – Liverpool: P: 6 W: 3 D: 1 L: 2 F: 7 A: 6 Pts: 10
  • 14th – Hull City: P: 6 W: 1 D: 2 L: 3 F: 6 A: 9 Pts: 5

Premier League form – last six matches at home (Hull City) and away (Liverpool):

  • 4th – Liverpool: P: 6 W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 6 A: 4 Pts: 11
  • 12th – Hull City: P: 6 W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 9 A: 8 Pts: 11
Full Home Away
P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pt Form
1 Chelsea 33 23 8 2 65 26 13 3 0 31 7 10 5 2 34 19 +39 77 D W W W W D
2 Manchester City 34 20 7 7 70 36 12 3 2 36 14 8 4 5 34 22 +34 67 L W L L W W
3 Arsenal 33 20 7 6 63 32 11 4 1 37 12 9 3 5 26 20 +31 67 W W W W W D
4 Manchester Utd 34 19 8 7 59 34 14 1 2 40 13 5 7 5 19 21 +25 65 W W W W L L
5 Liverpool 33 17 7 9 47 36 9 5 3 27 16 8 2 6 20 20 +11 58 W W L L W D
6 Tottenham 34 17 7 10 55 49 9 3 5 29 23 8 4 5 26 26 +6 58 L W D L W D
7 Southampton 34 17 6 11 47 26 10 4 4 31 12 7 2 7 16 14 +21 57 D W L W L D
8 Swansea City 34 14 8 12 41 44 8 5 4 23 18 6 3 8 18 26 -3 50 L W W D L W
9 Stoke City 34 13 8 13 39 42 8 3 6 23 21 5 5 7 16 21 -3 47 L L L D W D
10 Everton 34 11 11 12 44 43 7 7 3 27 18 4 4 9 17 25 +1 44 W W W D W W
11 West Ham Utd 34 11 11 12 42 42 8 4 5 23 16 3 7 7 19 26 0 44 L W L D L D
12 Crystal Palace 34 11 9 14 42 47 5 3 9 19 25 6 6 5 23 22 -5 42 W W W W L L
13 W.B.A. 34 9 10 15 32 46 6 4 8 21 26 3 6 7 11 20 -14 37 W L L L W D
14 Newcastle Utd 34 9 8 17 36 57 6 4 7 23 26 3 4 10 13 31 -21 35 L L L L L L
15 Aston Villa 34 8 8 18 26 48 3 6 7 14 22 5 2 11 12 26 -22 32 W L L D W L
16 Hull City 33 7 10 16 31 45 4 4 7 17 20 3 6 9 14 25 -14 31 D D L L L W

The match-day officials for this fixture are:

  • Referee: Lee Probert
  • Assistants: A Garratt, M Perry
  • Fourth Official: J Moss

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TEAM NEWS

Liverpool are without Sakho (hamstring), Lucas (hip), Sturridge (thigh) and Moreno (knock).

The Tigers are missing Snodgrass (knee), Jelavic (knee), Davies (thigh), Robertson (foot) and Diame (knee).

Liverpool:

Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Ward
Defenders: Johnson, Manquillo, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Toure, Moreno (?), Enrique
Midfielders: Gerrard (c), Henderson (vc), Coutinho, Allen, Markovic, Lallana, Sterling, Ibe
Forwards: Sturridge (?), Balotelli, Lambert, Borini

Hull City:

Goalkeepers: McGregor, Jakupovic, Harper
Defenders: Rosenior, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, McShane, Dawson
Midfielders: Meyler, Huddlestone, Brady, Livermore, Ramirez, Elmohamady, Quinn
Forwards: Hernandez, Sagbo, Aluko, N’Doye

Match by Match Stats: (click image to view)

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