Aston Villa have won four and lost none of five previous Barclays Premier League meetings with the Tigers, keeping a clean sheet in all five games.
The Tigers have not scored in any of their last eight competitive meetings with Villa (D1 L7), a run that goes back to August 1987.
Villa have made fewer substitutions than any other Premier League team this season (83).
Nathan Baker has picked up four bookings in his last six Premier League appearances.
Hull haven’t won without keeping a clean sheet since beating Liverpool in 3-1 in December.
Shane Long has scored four goals in 13 appearances for Hull after bagging three in 15 for West Brom earlier in the season.
Long needs one more goal this season to record eight goals in three successive Premier League campaigns.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored 13 Premier League goals since the start of last season but only three of them have come at Villa Park.
Villa have scored more than once in only one of their last 12 Premier League games.
Villa have 35 points from 35 games; last season they had 37 from 35 and 36 from 35 the season before.