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.
Latest in Sport
Mario Balotelli: Time running out for ‘lost boy’ to shine
Liverpool fans applaud Cristiano Ronaldo after master-class for Real Madrid, despite his Manchester United ties
In other places I would have been sacked straight after 8-0 Southampton defeat, says Sunderland manager Gus Poyet
Angel Di Maria injury latest: Argentina international set to play in Manchester United vs Chelsea match
Liverpool vs Real Madrid match report: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema run Reds ragged at Anfield
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'