Premier League: Newcastle United v Hull City match preview
A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at St James Park
Friday 20 September 2013
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye is expected to start the match despite being punished this week for sitting out the first three games of the season whilst trying to secure a transfer.
Hull welcome back striker Yannick Sagbo from suspension after the player received a straight red card against Norwich. He is likely to replace Danny Graham as lone striker in Hull’s 4-4-1-1 formation.
Hull manager Steve Bruce will be returning to St James Park as a former Sunderland manager and doesn’t expect to get a great reception.
Newcastle are likely to name an unchanged line-up following their win at Villa on Saturday, but Hull are without defender Maynor Figueroa due to personal reasons and captain Robert Koren because of a foot injury. .
Last three meetings
Hull 1 (Geovanni) Newcastle 1 (S.Taylor), Premier League, March 2009
Newcastle 0 Hull 1 (Cousin), FA Cup, January 2009
Hull 0 Newcastle 0, FA Cup, January 2009
A Hull City forward is yet to score this season. The Tigers only goals have come from midfielder Robbie Brady’s penalty and defender Curtis Davies.
Newcastle and Hull have played each other a total of twenty times, with Newcastle winning ten of those matches.
Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa will be looking to score for the third Premier League game in a row after goals in recent weeks against Fulham and Aston Villa.
Hull City are yet to win away this season following 2-0 defeats to both Chelsea and Manchester City.
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