Hull City vs. Watford: Premier League – Match Preview

Hull City can move further clear of the relegation zone when they host Watford on Saturday.

Hull were beaten last time out away at Stoke City, however still remain above the dotted line.

Superb goals from Marko Arnautovic, Peter Crouch and Xherdan Shaqiri resigned Hull to defeat.

Watford all but secured their Premier League status last time out as they edged past Swansea City.

Etienne Capoue scored the games only goal, seizing upon an error from Alfie Mawson.

Premier League form: Hull City W2 D0 L3; Watford W3 D0 L2
Premier League top scorers
Hull City – Robert Snodgrass 7 goals (Now at West Ham)
Watford – Troy Deeney 10 goals

Match history
Watford edged past Hull City earlier in the season, a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road thanks to a late Michael Dawson own goal.

The last meeting between the two at the KC saw Watford again come out on top via a 1-0 success.

Last five league meetings (Championship unless stated)
Watford 1 Hull City 0 (Premier League) – 29/10/16
Hull City 0 Watford 1 – 02/04/13
Watford 1 Hull City 2 – 08/12/12
Watford 1 Hull City 1 – 14/04/12
Hull City 3 Watford 2 – 22/10/11

Both teams to score – 4/5 with Bet 365

Team news
Oumar Niasse is likely to start ahead of Abel Hernandez here, with Hull rotating their front their line.

The hosts remain without numerous long term absentees Moses Odubajo, Will Keane and Ryan Mason.

Watford have their own injury issues and will again be without Roberto Pereyra, Mauro Zarate and Younes Kaboul.

Valon Behrami returned to first-team action after nearly a month out on the sidelines during Watford’s 1-0 win over Swansea.

Expected starting XI’s
Hull City (4-5-1): Jakupovic; Maguire, Ranocchia, Dawson, Robertson; Markovic, Clucas, N’Diaye, Huddlestone, Grosicki; Niasse
Watford (4-3-3): Gomes; Janmaat, Prodl, Britos, Holebas; Capoue, Doucoure, Cleverley; Amrabat, Deeney, Niang

Predictions

Result: Hull City (19/20 with Paddy Power)

Correct Score: 2-1 (17/2 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Oumar Niasse (7/4 with Sky Bet)

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