Steve Bruce’s men thrashed Cardiff 4-0 away from home last weekend and will be in confident mood ahead of their clash against Newcastle United. The ‘Tigers’ will however be sweating on the niggling injuries to Tom Huddlestone, Alex Bruce, and Liam Rosenior, yet should all be available in time. Winter signings Nikica Jelavic and Shane long also seem to be finally clicking.
Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Krul, Debuchy, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Tioté, Sissoko, de Jong, Gouffran, Remy
Newcastle ended their 450 minute goalless run by netting in the last minute during their 1-0 home win over Aston Villa last weekend. Unsurprisingly, it was Loic Remy who found the net and Alan Pardew’s side will continue to build from this for one final push into Europe. During the win Remy was partnered by Papiss Cisse, and it is possible that the manager could change to a 4-4-2 for a more attacking approach.
It’s the battle of the jungle this weekend folks… Hull Tigers Vs Newcastle Lions! Who will conquer and rule? pic.twitter.com/vY5kKOKGuE
— Kev (@OnlyOneUtdNUFC) February 26, 2014
Can’t wait for Newcastle hull on Saturday #TOON
— benconnarr (@BenConnar) February 26, 2014
Didn’t realise there was a risk Hull wouldn’t play GW29. Got Long in thinking I’d be covered. Let’s hope he does good against Newcastle #FPL
— Nono Touré (@FPL_simon432) February 25, 2014
Classic Hull City vs Newcastle encounter back in 1989.
Nikica Jelavic’s move to Hull City has given him the consistent starts he’s been craving and now with three goals in his last three games, will look to continue his form and cement a spot for Croatia in the World Cup.
Hull City have won five and lost just one of the last eight meetings in all competitions with Newcastle.
Newcastle United are looking for their 100th Barclays Premier League away win, having won 99 and lost 173 of the 378 they have played so far.