Hull City vs Fulham Match Analysis & Prediction
07/01/2023 6:00 pm
Marco Silva travells with Fulham to his former club Hull City on Saturday for a game in the third round of the FA Cup.
Both clubs enter the contest in excelleent form, the hosts having recently moved away from the Championship relegation zone and the visitors challenging for a top-six spot in the Premier League.
After three successive draws, Hull City have beaten Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic away from home to now sit seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Although the Tigers are now closer to the playoffs than the relegation zone in terms of points, head coach Liam Rosenior will certainly not be getting carried away by his side posting back-to-back victories for the first time since the middle of October.
That is particularly the case due to the home form, with Hull City only defeating bottom-placed Wigan Athletic in front of their own supporters since the start of September.
Although Fulham began the season simply looking to avoid relegation, Silva and his side are already at a stage where they can focus on far higher targets.
A three-game winning streak sees Silva’s side currently sit in seventh place in the top flight, 13 points clear of the bottom three.
Last time out, Aleksander Mitrovic scored the only goal of the game in a victory at Leicester City, the Serbia international now having 11 goals in the Premier League during 2022-23.
Hull City vs. Fulham Head to head
In the previous 19 meetings between these two sides across all competitions, they have each claimed eight victories while drawing in three. Hull City have scored 25 goals and conceded 24 in the process.
Hull City Team News
Rosenior could rest the likes of Regan Slater, Jacob Greaves and Alfie Jones, who have played far more Championship football than their teammates this season.
Ozan Tufan, Tobias Figueiredo and Callum Elder could come into the side, while Lewie Coyle may replace Cyrus Christie at right-back.
Hull City's Last 5 Matches
30/12/2022Birmingham City0Hull City1Championship
02/01/2023Wigan Athletic1Hull City4Championship
Fulham Team News
While Mitrovic will remain in the team, it is possible that Silva may rest the other 10 Fulham players who started the Leicester game on Tuesday.
More caution may be taken with Manor Solomon, who is only returning after a knee injury, but Daniel James is in line to feature on the right flank.
Fulham's Last 5 Matches
13/11/2022Fulham1Manchester United2Premier League
17/12/2022Fulham1West Ham United1Club Friendlies
26/12/2022Crystal Palace0Fulham3Premier League
03/01/2023Leicester City0Fulham1Premier League
Hull City vs. Fulham: Odds and Predictions
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