Hull City Preview vs Nottingham Forest (H)

Yet another international break out of the way in a start to the season that has felt largely staggered, with City’s inconsistency throughout also partly to blame for.

The Opposition

Next up, Aitor Karanka’s seventh placed Nottingham Forest side at the KCOM. A team that, like pretty much every other side in the league, have spent some time sniffing in and around the top six but are yet to get their noses in and stay there.

Talisman Lewis Grabban has really taken the reins in a side that lacked a natural goalscorer last season in Britt Assombalonga’s absence. Astonishingly, Grabban has already equalled Kieran Dowell’s leading tally of nine from last season and we’re still a month from Christmas.

As for the rest of Forest’s team, their injection of new faces finally seem to be gelling and forming one of the better teams in an absurdly close Championship season.

Therefore, quality may well be on their side but if we keep playing the way we have been there’s no reason we cannot continue our unbeaten run.

Predicted XI

With no new injury concerns for Adkins, the Tigers are expected to line up identical to the St. Andrews six-goal thriller.

Despite the immense character shown, yet another fantastic performance was tarnished by comical defensive errors which were nothing short of laughable regardless of the standard of football.

There is a possibility for Reece Burke to occupy a central role with Todd Kane replacing Jordy De Wijs but I believe Adkins will stick to his guns.

As a result, this is how I expect us to line up this Saturday: (4-5-1)


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Hull City 2-1 Nottingham Forest

Picture Credit: Hull City


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