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Preview: Hull City v Crystal Palace

3 October 2014




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ABOUT

Hull City 

Hull City currently sit in 16th position in the Barclays Premier League having gone five games without registering a victory, their opening day three pointer at Loftus Road was their last win.  In recent weeks Steve Bruce has made a number and additions to his squad including Uruguayans Hernandez and Ramirez, together with Mohamed Diame and Hatem Ben Arfa, all making the move to Humberside on a busy deadline day for the former Palace boss. As well as signing former eagle Tom Ince this summer. The goals are coming, unfortunately they're coming at both ends of the pitch. Since the transfer window closed, Hull have scored six but conceded eight.

That victory against QPR was their only clean sheet of the season so far and they have conceded eleven goals since then  whilst at the other end of the pitch record signing Abel Hernandez has scored two goals in three games for the Tigers.

Hull haven’t beaten Palace in their last eight meetings – their last victory came in April 2008, when Fraizer Campbell and Ian Ashbee scored in a 2-1 win in the Championship.

A goal for Nikica Jelavic will equal his tally from last season. He has scored three in his first six appearances this campaign, after netting four in 25 appearances for Everton and Hull last year.

TEAM NEWS

Hull City:  First-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor will not be involved in this match because of an ongoing shoulder problem and set to face a spell out of the game with this injury. 
New signings Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez may be given their first starts for the club, while David Meyler returns to the squad after missing last week's defeat. 

Crystal Palace: Striker Marouane Chamakh is pushing for a start following a hamstring injury but it could be that Neil Warnock will stay with those on duty in the last two games. 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants: J Collin & S Long 
Fourth Official: M Clattenburg 

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Hull City winsDrawsPalace wins
League151714
FA Cup200
League Cup101
Total181714


LAST MEETING AT K C STADIUM 

Last season Palace visited Hull City on the day that they announced Tony Pulis as new manager and came away with a 1-0 victory courtesy of a goal from Barry Bannan.


TICKETS

This match is now SOLD OUT for Palace supporters 

BETTING

Hull City: 1/1 
Draw: 12/5
Palace: 11/4
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 

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LIVE COVERAGE
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