Hull City vs. Middlesbrough: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of the Premier League’s bottom three meet on Wednesday evening in a huge relegation fixture.

Hull City’s impressive form under Marco Silva continued as they rallied from a goal down to beat West Ham on Saturday.

With five minutes remaining, the on loan Andrea Ranocchia scored the winner to move Hull to within a point of safety.

Middlesbrough’s long wait for a win continued as they drew 0-0 away at relegation rivals Swansea City on Sunday.

Swansea were the better side, but Rudy Gestede missed a glorious chance for Boro in the final minutes.

Premier League form: Hull City W2 D1 L2; Middlesbrough W0 D2 L3
Premier League top scorers
Hull City – Robert Snodgrass 7 goals (Now at West Ham)
Middlesbrough – Alvaro Negredo 6 goals

Match history
Both teams won the home fixture last year in the Championship, with Hull easing to a 3-0 success at the KC Stadium.

Middlesbrough won the meeting between the two earlier in the season thanks to a Gaston Ramirez winner.

Last five league meetings (Championship unless stated)
Middlesbrough 1 Hull City 0 (Premier League) – 05/12/16
Middlesbrough 1 Hull City 0 – 18/03/16
Hull City 3 Middlesbrough 0 – 07/11/15
Hull City 1 Middlesbrough 0 – 06/04/13
Middlesbrough 2 Hull City 0 – 23/10/12

Under 1.5 goals – 7/4 with Betfred

Team news
Curtis Davies was withdrawn at half-time and the change in tactics saw Hull City come from a goal down to beat the Hammers.

After assisting both goals Kamil Grosicki is set to start here in a 4-4-2 formation.

Gaston Ramirez and Fabio were both forced off in the draw with Swansea, although the latter should be fine to start here.

Adam Forshaw is likely to return to the starting XI on Wednesday evening.

Expected starting XI’s
Hull City (4-4-2): Jakupovic; Elmohamady, Maguire, Ranocchia, Robertson; Grosicki, N’Diaye, Clucas, Markovic; Hernandez, Niasse
Middlesbrough (4-3-3): Valdes; Barragan, Gibson, Bernando, Fabio; De Roon, Clayton, Forshaw; Traore, Negredo, Downing


Result: Hull City (23/20 with William Hill)

Correct Score: 1-0 (6/1 with Paddy Power)

Anytime Goalscorer: Abel Hernandez (7/4 with Betfred)

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