Hull City Preview vs Birmingham City (A)

After back-to-back wins for the first time this season, and with the Allams’ departure seeming closer than ever, are our fortunes finally starting to turn?

It’s far too early to call, but it’s never too early to dream.

Given how life as a Hull City fan has been over the last two years, good news is almost as extraordinary as two clean sheets in a row, so to have all of that and six points on the board from the last two games, you’d be delusional not to feel even the slightest ounce of optimism and encouragement as a supporter.

Although from the outside it may seem like two scraped 1-0 victories, and as much as it would be like City to go and concede three or four this Saturday, the sturdiness of the back four and character we showed throughout is something of a rarity over the last 18 months and it’s fantastic to see.

There’s no doubting that the arrival of Tommy Elphick has played an enormous part in making that possible, so hats off to him and to Adkins.

The Opposition:

Despite persistent, solid performances in recent weeks, the team are going to need to be at their best once again if we are to come home from St. Andrews with anything.

Before their 3-1 defeat to Derby last time out, Birmingham were on an 11-game unbeaten run in which they won five and drew six, and with Lukas Jutkiewicz bagging eight in his last seven, they’re definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Recent history is certainly in the Tigers’ favour, however, having won five, drawn one and lost two in the last eight encounters between the two teams.

Predicted Team: (4-5-1):

Marshall

Burke-Elphick-De Wijs-Lichaj

Bowen-Henriksen-Batty-Irvine-Grosicki

Campbell

Predicted Score: 

Birmingham City 1-1 Hull City

Picture Credit: Hull City

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