West Ham United (4-2-3-1): Adrián, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney, Noble, Taylor, Jarvis, Nolan, Downing, Carroll
West Ham’s loss to Manchester United during the weekend can all be forgotten with a win against Hull City this weekend, which will allow the Hammers to leapfrog the Tigers in the Premier League table. After four wins on the trot, Sam Allardyce’s men have suffered three successive defeats and a fourth loss tonight will undo all their previous good work. Winston Reid could deputize for James Tomkins if the ankle injury he picked up during the weekend does not heal in time. Andy Caroll will lead the line flanked by Matthew Jarvis and Stewart Downing, with Kevin Nolan right behind the towering Englishman.
Hull City (4-2-3-1): McGregor, Rosenior, Davies, Bruce, Figueroa, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Meyler, Jelavic, Long
Hull City managed a good 2-0 win over regulation battlers West Bromwich last weekend and will be confident of getting a result at Upton Park. A win tonight would put the Tigers into touching distance of the magic ’40 points’ for Premier League survival. Steve Bruce’s biggest concern is the fitness of Shane Long, who scored and limped off with a knee injury against former club West Brom. If Long is unavailable, Yannick Sagbo is his replacement.
West Ham will be desperate to stop a run of three straight defeats when Hull City visit Upton Park on Wednesday.
— Football Talk (@FootballTalk_) March 24, 2014
Put your money on west ham 2-0 hull city Wednesday…
— Harries (@iammaxharries) March 24, 2014
West Ham need to beat Hull City on Wednesday!! #COYI
— Divergent 4th April (@godsavedellie) March 22, 2014
Robbie Brady started out the season so well for the Tigers, but he’s really had a hard time with injuries in this campaign. A fan captures his match winning penalty against West Ham in September.
Finding full fitness and looking for a spot in the World Cup, West Ham’s Andy Carroll could provide a real differential for fantasy managers. His strength and aerial ability will cause all sorts of trouble for the Tigers’ back-line, and we are backing that he score in the process.
West Ham United vs. Hull City: An Alternative Preview
Carlton Cole has scored in each of his three league appearances for West Ham at home against Hull City, netting a total of four goals.
The Tigers have lost their last four away league games against West Ham, not winning at Upton Park since January 1990.
Nikita Jelavic has scored three goals in this last two Premier League appearances for Hull City away from home.
Hull City have won two successive Premier League away games – the last time that they went on a longer run than this in the top-flight away from home was in October 2008 (four wins).
After winning four Premier League games in a row, West Ham have now lost each of their last three.
Hull’s last four clean sheets in the Premier League have coincided with their last four wins.
Hull are looking to record three Premier League away wins in succession for the first time since clocking up four in a row in October 2008.
Stewart Downing has delivered more successful crosses & corners than any other player in the Premier League this season (62).
Shane Long has three goals and an assist in eight Premier League games for Hull, matching his total in 15 appearances for West Brom earlier in the season.