Jack Butland makes squad for the first time in over a year, while Huddlestone recalled for visitors


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All the information as Hull City’s battle to avoid relegation continues when they travel to take on Stoke

JACK BUTLAND made the Stoke squad for the first time in over a year as Mark Hughes named him amongst the substitutes at the Bet365 Stadium.

Marc Muniesa is also brought back into the starting XI whilst Jon Walters drops to the bench.

Joe Allen misses the clash through injury and is replaced by Charlie Adam.

For the visitors, Marco Silva makes two changes from their last outing with Tom Huddlestone and Harry Maguire coming in for Evandro and Elmohamady.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash.

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What is the latest Stoke team news?

Peter Crouch could earn a recall for Stoke as Hull City and their commanding centre-backs come to town. Jon Walters could be the man to drop out.

Charlie Adam could be given the nod in central midfield with Joe Allen set to be out injured.

Who is definitely out for Stoke?

Out: Haugaard, Ireland, Krkic, Mato Sanmartín, Wollscheid

Doubts: Adam 75%, Allen 25%, Butland 25%

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Can Hull City get a result at the Britannia that will give their hopes of avoiding relegation a major boost?

What is the latest Hull team news?

Abel Hernandez is expected to get the nod to partner Oumar Niasse up front for Hull after coming off the bench in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.

Markus Henriksen could also be handed a rare start in the Tigers’ midfield – Sam Clucas will be sweating on his place.

Who is definitely out for Hull?

Out: Bruce, Elabdellaoui, Keane, Luer, Mason, McGregor, Odubajo, Weir

Doubts: Lenihan 75%, Maguire 75%, Mbokani Bezua 75%

What time is Stoke vs Hull

Stoke will host Hull at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, April 15 with a 3pm kick- off

What TV channel is Stoke vs Hull?

Unfortunately, as the game is a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, it will not be shown on live TV.

However, you can watch all the highlights in BBC One’s Match of the Day programme, starting from 10.30pm  on Saturday, April 15.

And of course, you can follow all the action in SunSport’s live blog, from around midday.

SunSport Stoke vs Hull prediction

Stoke are lumbering into their end-of-season lull, while Hull are scrapping for every point.

In Oumar Niasse, The Tigers have a striker who knows how to find the net, strange he never got the chance at Everton.

Hull to sneak it 1-0.

Marco Silva has overseen somewhat of a revival at Hull City, but there is still work to do

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Marco Silva has overseen somewhat of a revival at Hull City, but there is still work to do

Latest form

Stoke: LLLLD


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Fact me

  • Stoke have only lost one of their nine previous Premier League meetings with Hull (1-2 in November 2009), winning the last two in a row.
  • Hull have failed to score in their last three league visits to the Bet365 Stadium (L3), with their only goal there coming in a 1-1 draw in November 2008.
  • Indeed, the Tigers haven’t won a league game at Stoke since January 2006, but they did win an EFL Cup tie there earlier this season (2-1 in September).
  • Hull City have won 17 points in the Premier League since Marco Silva was appointed manager, but just one of these points have come away from home (P6 W0 D1 L5).

Stoke were defeated last time out 2-1 at home to Liverpool in cruel fashion

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Stoke were defeated last time out 2-1 at home to Liverpool in cruel fashion
  • Since Marco Silva’s appointment on January 5 th , Hull City have won the most points from losing positions in the Premier League (9). They have sealed three wins from behind in this period in the competition.
  • The Tigers have conceded a goal in 29 of their 32 Premier League games this season; more often than any other side.
  • Stoke City are on a run of four successive Premier League defeats – they have never lost five in a row in the competition and the last time they did this in a single top-flight campaign was back in May 1985 (10 defeats in a row).
  • The Potters have lost their last two Premier League games at home – they haven’t lost three top-flight home games in succession since May 1985 (six in a row).
  • Hull City have conceded eight goals in the 90th minute or later of Premier League games this season; more than any other side.
  • Stoke have scored just two goals in their last five Premier League matches, despite attempting 44 shots in these games – both of which were scored by Jonathan Walters.

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