Hull City vs Swansea City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the KC Stadium

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The Independent Online

Swansea City will look to put an end to their poor run of form which has seen them pick up just one win in their last five league games. Their main attacking threat will be through Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony, who has eight of the Swans’ last 13 league goals.

Hull City have just two wins this season and lie second-bottom in the league with 13 points. Manager Steve Bruce will look to versatile midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady – who is expected to play his 71st consecutive Premier League game on Saturday – to help them win the points they need to avoid relegation. Bruce told reporters: “I’ve managed Elmo for the best part of five years now, and he’s been an absolute saint for me.

“He is just so consistent and has got all the attributes you need to be a success in the Premier League.

“And to clock up 70 games on the spin in the Premier League is a quite remarkable achievement. But long may that run continue, because Elmo is going to have a big part to play in our bid to get away from trouble and push into mid-table, that’s for sure.”

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Hull City 1 (Boyd) Swansea City 0, Premier League, April 2014

Swansea City 1 (Chico) Hull City 1 (Graham), Premier League, December 2013

Swansea City 1 (Gower) Hull City 1 (Evans), Championship, April 2011

STATS…

There has not been a goalless draw between these two sides since February 2000.

Hull City have only two wins from 16 league games this season – the joint-lowest in the division, level with Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland.

Hull City averages the lowest shots-per-game ratio this season, with just 9.2.

Statistically, Hull are more of a threat away from home scoring just eight goals at the KC Stadium this season – compared to 10 on their travels.

ODDS…

Hull City to win: 2.90

Swansea City to win: 2.45

Draw: 3.20

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm

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