Premier League Preview and Prediction: Hull vs Liverpool

Competition: Premier League – Hull City vs. Liverpool FC

Venue: KC Stadium – Tuesday, April 28th – 19:45 BST (14:45 ET)

Match Odds: Hull 13/5 – Draw 5/2 – Liverpool 1/1

Match Preview

Hull City face Liverpool at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night in a key Premier League clash for both sides at this late stage of the campaign.

Hull earned their first win since February on Saturday in a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace, with Dame N’Doye netting both goals in the victory which saw Hull move a point clear of the relegation zone.

Tuesday night’s game is Hull’s match in hand on several teams around them so they will want to pick up at least a point to further boost survival hopes with just four weeks to go.

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Liverpool will be not be easy opponents however, as the Reds are fighting for something themselves with Champions League qualification still in reach.

Brendan Rodgers’ side had to settle for a disappointing 0-0 draw at West Brom on Saturday, coming off the back of their FA Cup semi-final heartbreak to Aston Villa a week earlier, but are still in touching distance of a top four finish.

Liverpool are seven points behind Manchester United in fourth but can close the gap to four with four to play if they can win at Hull on Tuesday.

The Reds have only won one of their last four but have beaten five of the bottom six on the road and will expect to be too strong for a Hull side with just one win in seven.

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Steve Bruce will have his sides pumped up for this in front of a home crowd. A tough run in sees the Tigers face Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United after Liverpool, so relegation is still a real danger.

The reverse fixture this season ended 0-0 at Anfield, but Hull will take confidence from the fact that they won this fixture last season, with that 3-1 victory their first ever against the Reds.

Team News

Hull have five injury worries heading into this one as Nikica Jelavic, Robert Snodgrass and Curtis Davies are all ruled out, while Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Diame are both doubts. David Meyler remains suspended and Steve Bruce could field an unchanged lineup from the team that won at Palace on Saturday.

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Liverpool will be without striker Daniel Sturridge yet again, and the England forward could miss the rest of the season after an injury-hit campaign. Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva are both out with injuries, while Albert Moreno is a doubt.

Key Points

Hull’s last five: D/L/L/L/W

Liverpool’s last five: W/L/L/W/D

Key Stat: Liverpool have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last eight away games in the Premier League.

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Key Player: Dame N’Doye – The Senegalese striker will be in fine spirits after a brace on Saturday. He has scored three in his last four starts for Hull at the KC Stadium and will be a threat.

Score Prediction

Hull 2-3 Liverpool – Expecting plenty of goals in this one but Liverpool may just edge it as they look to keep their Champions League hopes alive for another week. Hull are desperate for wins and are likely to put up a real fight, but ultimately look likely to fall short after losing all five of their home fixtures against sides in the top eight so far.


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