Hull City Preview vs Brentford (H)

Nigel Adkins and the squad welcome a Brentford side that sit a single place and a single point above City in 18th.

After a promising start to the season, the Bees have won just once in their last 14 which has resulted in a downward slide from the play-offs.

The free-scoring Londoners have scored the sixth highest amount of goals in the league, largely thanks their talisman Neal Maupay who has played a part in 19 of their 33 goals so far with 13 goals and six assists.

Predicted Team

With Reece Burke, Eric Lichaj and Stephen Kingsley set to miss out once again, the makeshift defence fielded at the Den will be likely to start once more, and they’ll have an even harder task ahead of them against one of the more lethal attacking setups in the league.

As for the rest of the team, to finish off a hat-trick of London opponents with third consecutive starts for the midfield five and Frazier Campbell would be very encouraging times for a team that have struggled to find any sort of consistency and rhythm throughout this season.

The Tigers will be quietly confident in their attacking ability heading into this one with a much improved threat going forward, it will just be a case of whether the back four can keep Brentford at bay in what could easily turn out to be a high scoring game.

Kamil Grosicki’s newly adopted number ten role also looks to be perfect for a man who loves using his pace going forward, and only going forward. It’ll be upto him to be instrumental once more since his return to the side if City are to take all three points.

With all that in mind, these are my predictions for our starting XI and the match itself:

(4-4-1-1)

Marshall

Kane-Elphick-De Wijs-Fleming

Bowen-Henriksen-Batty-Irvine

Grosicki

Campbell

Prediction:

Hull City 1-0 Brentford

Picture Credit: Hull City

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