FootyMAD's Walsall match preview

Last updated : 07 November 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Hull City v Walsall fixture

Hull City play host to Walsall at The KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having taken all the points from 8 of the 12 contests.

The last time the two teams met at Hull City was back in March 1996, over five years ago, the Tigers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
1995/1996Tue 23 AprWalsall3 - 0Hull CityLGE1
1995/1996Sat 23 MarHull City1-0WalsallLGE1
1988/1989Sat 15 AprWalsall1 - 1Hull CityCHMP
1988/1989Sat 01 OctHull City0 - 0WalsallCHMP
1984/1985Sat 04 MayWalsall0 - 1Hull CityLGE1
1984/1985Sat 15 DecHull City1 - 0WalsallLGE1
1983/1984Tue 27 MarWalsall2 - 1Hull CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Hull City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Tigers in those games, with 4 conceded.

In complete contrast to Hull City, Walsall are having a torrid time on their travels, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Saddlers have hit 6 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Hull City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 29 points from 16 games. Walsall find themselves struggling down in 18th position in the league having picked up 18 points from their 16 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Hull City may be coming up against a decent side in Walsall, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Tigers. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Hull CityWon 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
WalsallPrevious 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 13 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.