Premier League: Cardiff City v Hull City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium

The two automatically promoted sides from the Championship last year meet again on Saturday, as Cardiff take on Hull in the Welsh capital.

The two shared the points in a one all draw back in September and now with both teams in the midst of the tightest relegation battle for many years, with any of the bottom 11 teams still in contention of going down, this is a real six pointer.

Cardiff’s recent win over fellow strugglers Norwich and draw with Aston Villa last Tuesday has relieved some pressure on new manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer but his team still seat just a place and two points off the bottom of the table.

After Hull’s promising start to the season and attractive brand of football under Steve Bruce, only one win from their last seven games has dragged them back into the relegation picture too.

With tough games against Newcastle and Tottenham, respectively, up next for these two sides, this is a vital game if either has a chance of avoiding the drop.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3.00pm

PAST MEETINGS…

Hull 1 (Davies) Cardiff 1 (Whittingham), Premier League, September 2013

Hull 2 (Proschwitz, McShane) Cardiff 2 (Campbell, Maynard), Championship, May 2013

Cardiff 2 (Helguson, Hudson) Hull 1 (Koren), Championship, November 2012

Cardiff 0 Hull 3 (McNaughton (og), Chester, McLean), Championship, March 2012

Hull 2 (Fryatt, Barmby) Cardiff 1 (Ralls), Championship, October 2011

 

STATS…

Only Fulham (-32) have a worse goal difference than Cardiff (-25) in the league this season

Hull have only taken 4 points from their last 7 league games

Cardiff have only one victory from their last 10 league games

ODDS…

Cardiff to win: 2.6

Hull to win: 2.8

Draw: 3.2

TV: Highlights on Sky Sports 1 Match Choice from 10.00pm and BBC 1 Match of the Day at 10.30pm

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