Hull City know they can move a step closer to securing their place in the Premier League next season if they can beat already-relegated Sunderland at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.
Marco Silva’s men are two points clear of 18th-placed Swansea City going into the weekend’s fixtures and will see the clash against the Mackems as a huge opportunity to add another three points to their tally.
The Portuguese boss will be confident too having gone 41 matches as a manager without suffering a home defeat, which has included 34 wins and seven draws.
Impressively, the east Yorkshire outfit have taken 19 points from 21 available in the top flight on their own turf since Silva took over in January, which has significantly boosted their survival chances.
Hull supporters have been giving their thoughts ahead of the vital clash via social media, and they are understandably both nervous and excited.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@HullCity Yeah a bit nervous too tho
— hullcity1904jd (@hullcity1904jd) May 6, 2017
— James Hull City Fan (@James54254425) May 6, 2017
@HullCity excited and nervous come on city ????♦????♦????⚽
— leewalker (@lwalker843) May 6, 2017
— Kirsty Prince (@babysarge02) May 6, 2017
Already nervous and it's 3hours to kick off! #hcafc
— Aaron Wilkinson (@azzalwHULL) May 6, 2017
Would be "typical" City to slip up today & do it the hard way.
Hopefully Marco doesn't buy into our history and does it his way #hcafc
— James Barber (@James_i_Barber) May 6, 2017