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Blackburn Rovers are the guests at MKM Stadium on Wednesday for the Championship tie with home side Hull City.
View all of the Hull City v Blackburn Rovers predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Hull City will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-2 Championship losing effort in their last game against Stoke City.
In that game, Hull City had 56% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Stoke City got 22 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Jacob Brown (22') and Tom Ince (50') scored for Stoke City.
It has been seldom in recent games that Hull City have shown defensive steel. In fact, Hull City have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 11 goals on the way. In any event, we must now wait to see if that trend will be sustained here in this match.
Leading up to this clash, Hull City:
- have not beaten Blackburn Rovers in their last 5 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 home league matches.
Blackburn Rovers come into this clash after a 0-1 Championship win to defeat Cardiff City in their last game.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers had 34% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Blackburn Rovers was Joe Rothwell (14'). For their opponents, Cardiff City had 10 shots on goal with 2 on target.
A sequence of effective showings by the Blackburn Rovers defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes overall. In that period, their own forwards have managed to score 11.
Their past results show that Blackburn Rovers:
- remain undefeated by Hull City when they've played them away from home in the last 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings stretching back to 06/01/2018 shows that Hull City have won 1 of these & Blackburn Rovers 5, with the number of draws being 0.
In all, 11 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 1 for The Tigers and 10 coming from Rovers. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
Team News: Hull City
The Hull City manager Grant McCann has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all coming into this clash with a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
We are thinking that The Tigers could employ a 3-4-1-2 formation this time, utilising Nathan Baxter, Di'Shon Bernard, Sean McLoughlin, Jacob Greaves, Ryan Longman, Richard Smallwood, Greg Docherty, Keane Lewis-Potter, George Honeyman, Randell Williams and Tom Eaves.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Owing to an otherwise full-strength group, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Blackburn Rovers gaffer Tony Mowbray to contend with. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
We reckon that Rovers seem likely to begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 system, starting the game with Thomas Kaminski, Darragh Lenihan, Jan Paul van Hecke, Scott Wharton, Sam Gallagher, Joe Rothwell, Joe Rankin-Costello, Tayo Edun, John Buckley, Reda Khadra and Ben Brereton.
We feel that over the course of the game, Hull City will really need to work well to find the net against this Blackburn Rovers outfit who we reckon will emerge victorious.
We’re therefore expecting a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Blackburn Rovers at the conclusion of the game.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: MKM Stadium (25,586)
Captain: Richard Smallwood
Chairman: Assem Allam
Manager: Grant McCann
Competitions: Championship position 19
⭐ Key Player: Mallik Wilks
Mostly playing in the Left Wing position, Mallik Wilks was born in Leeds, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Accrington Stanley in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has managed 3 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 19 appearances.