Premier League: Fulham v Hull City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at Craven Cottage

Owen Morgan
Friday 25 April 2014 15:40
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Hull will have happy memories of their their home fixture against Fulham earlier this season, in which they scored six second-half goals to record their biggest ever Premier League win. Steve Bruce’s side have had an impressive campaign, the highlight of which is a place in the FA Cup final. The Tigers were well beaten by Arsenal in a dress rehearsal of that final last weekend, meaning they still need another win to be completely safe from relegation.

Fulham are also desperate for three points. The Cottagers looked dead and buried a few weeks ago, but consecutive victories over Aston Villa and Norwich at the start of April mean they now sit just two points from safety. Felix Magath announced last week that his side would win their last two home games to stay in the top flight, and so a victory over Hull is vital.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Hull 6 (Elmohamady, Koren 2, Boyd, Huddlestone, Fryatt) Fulham 0, Premier League, December 2013 Hull 2 (Bullard, Fagan) Fulham 0, Premier League, March 2010 Fulham 2 (Zamora, Kamara) Hull 0, Premier League, October 2009

STATS…

Hull have won four of their last five Premier League games against Fulham, their best record against any top flight side.

Fulham have kept a clean sheet in only two of their last nine home games, but did win both of those matches 1-0.

Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell (7) has scored more goals than any Hull player in the Premier League this season.

Hull, sitting in 14th place, are on course to record their highest ever top-flight finish.

ODDS…

Fulham to win: 2.3

Hull to win: 3.55

Draw: 3.45

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm

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