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Last updated : 01 November 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Hull City fixture

Hull City travel to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, with the intention of improving a poor record there. The have tasted victory on only 1 occasions from the 10 previous games.

The last time the two teams met at Man. Utd. was amazingly over twenty years ago, in September 1987, with Man. Utd. annihilating their visitors 5 - 0 in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
1987/1988Wed 07 OctHull City0 - 1Man. Utd.LGEC
1987/1988Wed 23 SepMan. Utd.5 - 0Hull CityLGEC
1974/1975Sat 15 FebMan. Utd.2 - 0Hull CityCHMP
1974/1975Sat 23 NovHull City2 - 0Man. Utd.CHMP
1970/1971Wed 05 AugHull City1 - 1Man. Utd.INVC
1951/1952Sat 12 JanMan. Utd.0 - 2Hull CityFAC
1948/1949Sat 26 FebHull City0 - 1Man. Utd.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. During these games, Red Devils have smashed 14 goals past the opposition and conceded a paltry 1.

Hull City's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the The Tigers, and 12 goals against.

Man. Utd. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 18 points they have accumulated from 9 games. Hull City find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 20 points they have accumulated from 10 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. Utd.651015116
Hull City64119613

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form The Tigers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man. Utd.Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 10 matches.
Hull City4 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.