West Brom will be hoping that the players are buoyed by a managerial change as they play for the first time since relieving Steve Clarke of his managerial duties after the 1-0 loss at Cardiff.
The Baggies are aiming to end a run of six games without a win, however, the omens are not great. They have failed to win any of their last three ties against Hull and have lost their last two games at home. The Midlands outfit are currently 16th in the Barclays Premier League, two points above the relegation zone, and in desperate need of a win to revitalise their campaign.
Hull will travel to West Brom certainly the more confident of the two sides boasting a healthy league form of only one defeat in their last four games. Steve Bruce’s side have been the more solid of the two teams this season. Hull have only conceded 19 goals this term, three less than West Brom. A win for the Tigers will please Bruce as his side have failed to pick up three points in any of their last five Premier League games away from home.
Nicolas Anelka, Victor Anichebe and Ben Foster remain doubts for West Brom after spells out on the sidelines. Hull meanwhile will be without long term absentees Stephen Quinn, Sone Aluko and Joe Dudgeon.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 15.00
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Hull 2 (Mendy, Fagan) West Brom 2 (Simpson, Brunt) Premier league, January 2009
West Brom 0 Hull 3 (Zayatte, Geovanni, King) Premier League, Oct 2008
West Brom 1 (Bednar) Hull 2 (Campbell, Folan) Championship, February 2008
West Brom have lost their last 4 matches in the Premier League.
West Brom have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Hull in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Hull's last 3 games in the Premier League.
West Brom have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches in the Premier League.
Hull have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against West Brom in all competitions.
Hull have failed to win their last 5 away matches in the Premier League.
West Brom to win: 1.9
Hull to win: 4.6
TV: Highlights will be shown on BBC1 MOTD at 22.20.