Hull City v Tottenham: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this Sunday's game at the KC Stadium

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Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur are set to play each other this Sunday at the KC Stadium. The last time they played against each other was February this year, when they drew. It is always a close match between the two clubs, when they played in the Capital One Cup, it went to penalties with Spurs winning 8-7. Both teams are struggling this season with Hull City winning only one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D5 L4). It is also Spurs’ worst start to a Premier League season since 2008-09.

Tottenham will also play three familiar faces on Sunday - Tom Huddlestone, Michael Dawson and Jake Livermore. They have all transferred to the KC Stadium in the last 15 months. Dawson spent nearly 10 years with the Spurs but moved to Hull because an injury limited his number of appearances at White Hart Lane. Huddlestone had appeared over 200 for Spurs but left because he saw potential in the Hull Squad. Livermore was left the Spurs due to ‘broken promises’ he was initially on a season-long loan to Hull but was made permanent this June. It will be interesting to see how the Tottenham players and spectators react to them, and how much they have progressed with their new team.

 

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm

Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Paulinho) Hull City 1 (S. Long), Barclays Premier League, February 2014

Tottenham Hotspur 2 (G. Sigurdsson) (H. Kane) Hull City 2 (B. Friedel) (P. McShane), Capital One Cup, October 2013 (Spurs won 8-7 on penalties)

Tottenham Hotspur 1 (R. Soldado) Hull City 0, FA Premier League, October 2013

STATS:

Hull have won none of the last five Premier League games against Tottenham (W0 D2 L3).

Hull have now failed to score in their last three Premier League games this season, after scoring in each of their opening eight

Only Hull have conceded more goals (5) in the opening 15 minutes this season than Tottenham (4).

ODDS:

Hull City to win: 3.6

Tottenham Hotspur to win: 2.2

Draw: 3.4

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

The last time the two teams played it took just 12 minutes for Shane Long to score against Spurs. Long was awarded Man of the Match. Hull City missed the chance to go back ahead moments after Tottenham had scored, but Nikica Jelavic's shot hit the post.

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, 4pm on Sunday

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