Hull City vs Leeds United Match Analysis & Prediction
20/09/2023 9:45 pm
Leeds United will travel to face Hull City on Wednesday night, as both sides aim to continue positive runs in the early stages of the Championship season.
Following a five-game unbeaten streak, the hosts sit fifth in the league standings after six matches, while the newly-relegated visitors have gone four games of their own without a defeat including two wins from their last three encounters.
After Liam Rosenior’s appointment as manager last November and an eventual 15th-placed Championship finish, Hull City headed into the new campaign, and their first full one under the boss, with plenty of optimism and desire to improve.
They have certainly made a positive start in the Championship, despite coming away from their opener away at Norwich City empty-handed, as Hull City quickly secured their first points with a 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday through Ozan Tufan’s hat-trick and an Aaron Connolly goal.
The Tigers would make it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory away at Blackburn Rovers, before playing out a 1-1 draw with Bristol City and continuing their impressive start by ending newly-relegated Leicester City’s perfect record before the international break, as Liam Delap scored the only goal of the game at the King Power Stadium.
That impressive result saw Hull head into the first international break of the season with 10 points from their opening five matches and in the midst of a four-game unbeaten run.
That streak continued on their return to action on Friday, again through a late Connolly goal, as he forced a 1-1 draw with an 87th-minute equaliser after Joel Latibeaudiere put the visitors ahead in the first half.
Now sitting fifth having certainly impressed in the opening stages of the season, the Tigers will aim to keep building momentum and further improve their standing in the leading pack with another positive result in what is a tough test on Wednesday.
They face a Leeds United side who are gaining momentum of their own, in their bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League under the new management of Daniel Farke.
The Whites struggled to make a fast start to the campaign, only managing to earn a point from a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City, before losing 1-0 in the following league match away at Birmingham City and only being able to take another share of the spoils at home to West Bromwich Albion as the game ended level as a goal apiece.
Left disappointed with just two points from their opening three matches, Leeds do appear to have improved their fortunes recently, firstly securing a first victory through a 4-3 win away at Ipswich Town, before they headed into the international break on the back of an admittedly underwhelming goalless draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
On their return to action, the Whites travelled to The Den to face Millwall on Sunday, and they triumphed after a dominant display, with Joel Piroe putting them ahead in the 15th minute and adding a second 13 minutes from time, before Georginio Rutter scored his side’s third soon after in a 3-0 victory.
Hull City vs. Leeds United Head to head
In the 19 previous meetings between these two teams, Hull City have claimed five victories while Leeds United have won eight, and they have drawn in six. Leeds have scored 27 goals and conceded 18 in the process.
02/10/2018Hull City0Leeds United1Championship
29/12/2018Leeds United0Hull City2Championship
10/12/2019Leeds United2Hull City0Championship
29/02/2020Hull City0Leeds United4Championship
16/09/2020Leeds United1Hull City1(P)League Cup
Hull City Team News
As was the case last time out, Hull City head into the midweek without Greg Docherty, Dogukan Sinik and key midfielder Ozan Tufan, with the trio all confined to the treatment room.
Liam Rosenior may look to deploy an unchanged starting XI, although with the likes of Cyrus Christie and new Liverpool loanee Tyler Morton fighting to come in from the start.
Hull City's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Hull City4Sheffield Wednesday2Championship
19/08/2023Blackburn Rovers1Hull City2Championship
25/08/2023Hull City1Bristol City1Championship
02/09/2023Leicester City0Hull City1Championship
15/09/2023Hull City1Coventry City1Championship
Leeds United Team News
Daniel Farke will likely deploy an unchanged Leeds United starting XI from the victory over Millwall, with Joel Piroe set to again start in attack.
Wilfred Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville should again start on the flanks, although with competition from the likes of Daniel James, Joe Gelhardt and AFC Bournemouth loanee Jaidon Anthony.
Leeds United's Last 5 Matches
18/08/2023Leeds United1West Bromwich Albion1Championship
26/08/2023Ipswich Town3Leeds United4Championship
29/08/2023Salford City(P)1Leeds United1League Cup
02/09/2023Leeds United0Sheffield Wednesday0Championship
Hull City vs. Leeds United: Odds and Predictions
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