180 minutes of football between Hull and Stoke in the Barclays Premier League last season produced a total of just one goal (from Peter Odemwingie).
Stoke have lost just one of their last 10 games against The Tigers (W4 D5).
Hull have not won consecutive Premier League games since September last year.
Only relegated Cardiff and Norwich (two each) won fewer away games than Stoke (3) in the Premier League last season.
Stoke, along with Tottenham, were one of only two teams not to pick up a booking on the opening weekend.
Nikica Jelavic has scored only five goals in his last 48 Premier League appearances.
Peter Crouch is playing a fourth successive season with the same club for the first time in his career (played in three seasons for Villa, Liverpool and Spurs).
Crouch is the only player in Stoke's Premier League history to reach double figures for away goals (he has 10).
James Chester has only ever had three shots on target in the Premier League but has scored two goals.
Hull conceded only 21 Premier League goals at home in 2013-14, the same number as Manchester United.