Tony Pulis rested his starting defenders in the FA Cup and as a result lost to Wigan 2-1. He won’t be taking such risks in this fixture and if he goes with a 4-4-2 then have two strikers in Jerome and Marouane Chamakh to nick a goal and keep solid at the back.
Hull City (3-5-2): McGregor, Bruce, Davies, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Rosenoir, Meyler, Jelavic, Long
Steve Bruce has been using a 3-5-2 of late but another long layoff for defender James Chester means Hull could revert back to a 4-4-2 with the now fit Paul McShane possibly returning to the starting eleven. Having lost four out of the last five games the ‘Tigers’ will be looking for a positive result and put a larger gap between them and the regulation zone. Shane Long will also make his debut.
How has Tom ince gone from being linked to Monaco and Liverpool to having talks with crystal palace and hull ???
— stewart middleton (@stewlad55) January 28, 2014
— Mandy morgan (@mandyswagsta) January 28, 2014
— Harry Sherlock (@Harry_Sherlock) January 28, 2014
Palace beat Hull 1-0 last year. Here’s some cracking fan footage for you.
Jason Puncheon has been on fire recently for Palace (apart from that shocking penalty miss) so get him in your team if you wanna score big fantasy points.
Crystal Palace have averaged 1.30 points per game since Tony Pulis took over compared to 0.58 per match prior to his arrival.
Hull City have fired in the fewest shots on target of any team in the Barclays Premier League this season (67).
Crystal Palace are the division’s lowest scorers with just 14 goals this season.
Crystal Palace have recouped just one point from a match where they have been trailing at some stage this season; fewer than any other team in the top flight.
Hull City have failed to score in their last three Barclays Premier League games.
Only one team (Aston Villa) have failed to score in four successive Premier League games this season.
Each of Crystal Palace’s 14 Premier League goals this season has been worth an average of 1.43 points. Only Tottenham (1.48) have proven more efficient.
Crystal Palace have contested more aerial duels than any other team this season (950).
This will be Hull’s 50th Premier League away games, they’ve won only six of the previous 49 (D14 L29).
Three of Hull’s six Premier League away wins have come in London (once at Arsenal, Tottenham and Fulham).