Hull City v Crystal Palace match preview
A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium
Friday 22 November 2013
Hull have been excellent at home this season, and have turned the KC stadium into something of a fortress.
On paper this should be a straightforward win for Steve Bruce's side as Crystal Palace are rooted to the bottom of the League table and don't look like moving. Despite taking a hammering at the hands of high-flying Southampton last time out, Hull should bag all three points on Saturday.
Republic of Ireland international Robert Brady will be the goal threat for the Tigers as he looks to add to his three goals this campaign.
To say that Crystal Palace's season hasn't really got going yet would be quite the understatement.
They've taken just four points from eleven games and don't look like adding to that tally anytime soon.
The Eagles are still without a manager, however it is understood they are in advanced talks with former Stoke City boss Tony Pulis, and hope to appoint him before Saturday's match.
Pulis has been the front runner to succeed Ian Holloway, who left the club last month.
Palace have been abysmal away from home this season, losing all five of their away games so it's difficult to foresee any other result than a Hull victory.
KICK OFF Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS
Crystal Palace 4 (Phillips 3, Zaha) 2 (Simpson, Meyler) Hull , Championship, 5 March 2013
Crystal Palace 0 0 Hull, Championship, 27 November 2012
Crystal Palace 0 0 Hull, Championship, 17 March, 2011
Hull are unbeaten in their five league home matches this season.
Neither side has scored more than two goals against each other since 1988.
Palace have scored just six goals all season.
Hull win - 4/5
Crystal Palace win - 15/4
Draw - 5/2
Highlights on BBC 1 at 10:30pm
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