Premier League Preview and Prediction: West Ham United vs Hull City

West Ham United host relegation strugglers Hull City on Sunday afternoon and both teams need a win for different reasons.

West Ham have fallen off the pace in the race for a place in Europe recently and will be looking to get back on track with a home game they will see as a game they should win.

West Ham’s home record: Played 11 – Won 6 – Drawn 2 – Lost 3

Hull on the other hand will be trying to get out of the dreaded relegation zone and will look to register only their fifth win of the season.

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West Ham come into the game having only won one of their last six, whereas Hull have won two of their last four in the Premier League and look to be improving at last.

Hull City’s away record: Played 11 – Won 2 – Drawn 4 – Lost 5

The Tigers are a shadow of the team that they were last season and Steve Bruce has a tough task trying to break down a West Ham side that has had a great campaign so far, especially at home.

The Hammers have exceeded all expectations playing a more attractive style of football and have only lost at home to sides above them in the table.

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Sam Allardyce has built a side over the last few seasons that now has a solid platform for success, and providing they stay consistent they could find a place in Europe next season.

This is a huge fixture for both sides and is one that should entertain as both team have players that can excite.

West Ham’s last five: W/L/L/D/D

Hull City’s last five: L/W/L/W/L

Key Stat: Hull have won only two of their last 14 in the Premier League.

Key Player: Stewart Downing – The England midfielder has been sensational for West Ham this season and is arguably the most creative Englishman in the league at the moment. Expect him to be the difference here.

Score Prediction: West Ham United 2 – 0 Hull City


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