All the information as Hull City’s battle to avoid relegation continues when they travel to take on Stoke
HULL CITY’S desperate scrap to void relegation continues this weekend when they travel to take on Stoke City.
And Tigers boss Marco Silva may well be confident of getting something out of their trip to the Britannia Stadium.
With Stoke on 36 points in the league, they appear to have gone off the boil in recent weeks, and are by no means safe themselves.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash.
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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.
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%
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%
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.
- 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).
- 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.