Match Preview : Hull City vs Spurs

Tottenham will travel to the KC Stadium coming off the back of been demolished by Man City 5-1 at White Hart Lane.

 

Tim Sherwood will be looking to exploit Hull’s latest form with a victory as the Tigers have lost their last five games on the bounce. The Tigers were left demoralised after their latest defeat coming at the hands of fellow struggler’s Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. Narrowly defeated by the eagles via Jason Puncheon’s winner, Hull will be looking to bet back to winning ways on Saturday.

 

The last time these two sides met they played two games in a matter of days. On the Sunday Roberto Soldado’s late but dubious penalty was the winning goal as the Tiger’s were defeated 1-0. The following Wednesday the two sides clashed in the League Cup. It was a pulsating contest as it finished 2-2. Spurs winning on penalties.

 

Hull will be hopeful that Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic will make their home debuts. The Tigers will have to compete without injured duo, Sone Aluko and James Chester who are both long term absentees. Aluko is making progress and might feature for the reserves on Tuesday night. Steve Harper will replace Allan McGregor in goal as the Scottish international was sent off in the last game at Crystal Palace. Stephen Quinn is likely to replace Jake Livermore who will sit out as he is ineligible and  facing his parent side.

 

Danny Rose will play as his red card was overturned after his appeal was a success. Tottenham’s injury list has now gradually become smaller as long-term absentees : Jan Vertonghen, Younes  Kaboul and Paulinho are back from injury. Remaining on the injury list is Argentine, Erik Lamela and England international Andros Townsend. Belgian international Moussa Dembele came off against Man City and will probably be replaced by Etienne Capoue.

 

Prediction 1-2.

 

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