Hull City vs Aston Villa: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League clash at the KC Stadium

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The Independent Online

Two of the Premier League’s most out of form sides go head-to-head on Tuesday evening in a fixture that could be decisive in the Premier League relegation battle.

Hull surprisingly managed to stall a run of three consecutive league defeats when they came within a minute of beating Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Manager Steve Bruce was delighted with his team’s performance in the 1-1 draw, but Burnley’s draw with West Brom on Sunday ensured that the Tigers’ move out of the relegation zone was only temporary.

Aston Villa ran top of the table Chelsea surprisingly close in a 2-1 defeat at Villa Park, scoring their first goal in 659 minutes in the process. Paul Lambert’s team have struggled for wins as well as goals and haven’t recorded three points in the league since December. They travel to the KC Stadium on the back of four consecutive defeats in which they have conceded ten goals.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

PAST MEETINGS...

Aston Villa 2 (Agbonlahor, Weimann) Hull 1 (Jelavic), Premier League, August 2014

Aston Villa 3 (Westwood, Weimann 2) Hull 1 (Bowery og), Premier League, May 2014

Hull 0-0 Aston Villa, Premier League, October 2013

STATS...

Hull have conceded 20 goals in their last 13 home games, managing just three clean sheets in that time.

Andreas Weimann has scored three goals in his last two appearances against Hull.

Aston Villa have scored the least goals in the Premier League this season with 12 in 24 games.

Hull have failed to score in 11 of their last 16 Premier League matches.

ODDS...

Hull City to win: 2.2

Aston Villa to win: 3.4

Draw: 3.25

TV: Highlights on BBC One at 10.45pm on Wednesday.

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