All the latest information as the two relegation-threatened teams do battle at Selhurst Park on Sunday
IT’S a real relegation battle at Selhurst Park this Sunday as Crystal Palace host Hull in the proverbial six-pointer.
Palace sit on 38 points, and confidence could be low after they were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester City last time out.
Hull were also stunned as they lost 2-0 at home to already-relegated Sunderland in a real setback in their quest for survival.
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Here’s all the latest information ahead of the big game.
What is the latest Crystal Palace team news?
Andros Townsend, Yoan Cabaye, James Tomkins and Scott Dann all face fitness tests, while Mamadou Sakho
Out: Anderson, Benteke, Boateng, Ladapo, Mutch, Sakho, Souaré, Wickham, Williams
Doubts: Cabaye 50% Dann 25% Tomkins 50% Townsend 75% Ward 75%
What is the latest Hull team news?
Hull will still be without Lazar Markovic, who is likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
Ryan Mason, Will Keane and Moses Odubajo are also out for the season.
Out: Bruce, Keane, Luer, Markovic, Mason, McGregor, Meyler, Odubajo, Weir
What time and what TV channel is Crystal Palace vs Hull?
Crystal Palace will host Hull on Sunday, May 14, with a 12pm kick-off.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1, and of course you can follow all the action on SunSport’s live blog.
Both teams are desperate for the win, with relegation a possibility for both. Their form is identical – three losses, one win and one defeat in their last five league games. But in front of their vociferous fans, we think Palace will sneak it. 2-1
- Since winning their first two Premier League meetings with Hull in 2013/14, Palace have failed to win any of their last three (D1 L2).
- The last Premier League meeting between the two in December was a 3-3 draw, seeing as many goals (6) as in the previous four combined.
- The Eagles’ 2-0 defeat against Hull in their most recent home league meeting is their only defeat in their last 11 at Selhurst Park (W5 D5); the Tigers last won back to back away games at Palace in October 1985 (a run of three).
- Hull have the worst away record in the Premier League this season, picking up six points and winning just one of their 18 games (D3 L14).
- Crystal Palace have lost all three of their previous home games this season against opposition who started the day in the relegation zone, including a 0-4 hammering in their last such game against Sunderland.
- The Tigers have failed to score in seven of their last eight Premier League visits to London (W1 L7), with the only exception being a 2-0 victory against Palace in April 2015.
- However, five of Hull’s 12 all-time Premier League away wins have been in London (42%).
- Just 21% of Christian Benteke’s Premier League goals this season have come at Selhurst Park (3/14), the lowest percentage of home goals in the division (min. 10 goals).
- Benteke has scored a joint league-high six headed goals this season (same as Fernando Llorente, Michail Antonio and Romelu Lukaku), while no side has shipped more headed goals than Hull (13, same as Sunderland).
- Sam Allardyce’s side have failed to score in their last three Premier League games – he’s not overseen a club he’s been managing fail to find the net in four in a row since December 2009 while at Blackburn.