Probable starting eleven:
Hull City: McGregor; Rosenior, Davies, Chester, Figueroa; Elmohamady, Meyler, Huddlestone, Quinn; Long, Jelavic
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Silva, Toure, Fernandinho, Nasri; Negredo, Dzeko
Hull City are on the 13th position with 30 points. They have 5 points more than the teams in the relegation zone and it is clear every match is very important for them. But Hull City have a poor home record in the second part of the season. They are still without a single win at home. Here are the last home results:
01.03.2014. Hull City – Newcastle 1:4 11.02.2014. Hull City – Southampton 0:1 01.02.2014. Hull City – Tottenham 1:1 11.01.2014. Hull City – Chelsea 0:2
Hull have three players struggling with injuries – the midfielder Jake Livermore, as well as the defenders Joe Dudgeon and Paul McShane plus the striker Robbie Brady. The last three are long-term absentees.
Manchester City are nine points behind the leaders Chelsea, but have three matches in hand. So, everything is open when the title is in question. I believe the managers Manuel Pellegrini will ask the maximum from his players. The Citizens were eliminated from Barcelona in the Champions league, but that was somehow expected after the first leg defeat.
The striker Sergio Aguero will miss the match through a hamstring injury, while Stevan Jovetic is ready.
Manchester City have two wins on the last four mutual games with Hull City. Here are the results:
31.08.2013. Manchester City – Hull City 2:0 06.02.2010. Hull City – Manchester City 2:1 28.11.2009. Manchester City – Hull City 1:1 26.12.2008. Manchester City – Hull City 5:1
I expect Manchester City to win.