Hull City face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Tigers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 11 and win only 4 of the 17 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2009, the The Black Cats carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premier League match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Sunderland||1 - 0||Hull City||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||Hull City||1 - 4||Sunderland||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Mar||Sunderland||2 - 0||Hull City||CHMP|
|2006/2007||Sat 28 Oct||Hull City||0 - 1||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1989/1990||Sat 14 Apr||Sunderland||0 - 1||Hull City||CHMP|
|1989/1990||Mon 01 Jan||Hull City||3 - 2||Sunderland||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Sat 25 Feb||Sunderland||2 - 0||Hull City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. While The Black Cats have scored 7, a worringly large 11 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Hull City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the The Tigers have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland's 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Hull City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 4 points from their 4 matches.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the The Black Cats, as the The Tigers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Sunderland||8 games since last home draw.|
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
|Hull City||Not won in previous 8 away matches.|
4 games since last defeat.