West Ham vs. Hull may not be the most exciting tie on the cards this weekend, but it really is an intriguing one given reports from the London Evening Standard this week.
Indeed, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is facing three games that may decide his future at the London Stadium with the board worried about the progress, or lack of, made in the east end of the capital this season, and with Arsenal and Swansea the other two ties, the Croatian really cannot afford to lost to Marco Silva’s Tigers.
However, the aforementioned Portuguese tactician’s home record as a manager will surely be keeping Bilic up at night…
It’s been 3 years since Marco Silva lost a home league game as manager
Winning 31 of 38 games pic.twitter.com/uGDl10g37K
— Hammers Chat (@hammers_chat) March 31, 2017
Silva has not lost a match in his own back yard in three years, winning a staggering 31 of the 38. That record spans the latter months of his time at Sporting CP in his homeland and the entirety of his Olympiakos reign in Greece, in which time he lifted the Greek Superleague title and Portugal’s equivalent to the FA Cup, the Taca de Portugal.