Championship: Hull City vs Bristol City Preview and Prediction

Get a preview of the exciting match of Hull City vs Bristol City. Check out the match details, team news, head to head, and our prediction.

The exciting clash between Hull City and Bristol City is set to unfold at the MKM Stadium on Friday night, as both teams aim to build on their promising starts to the season. With Hull City occupying the seventh spot and Bristol City content with their 14th place in the Championship standings, this encounter promises intense competition and a battle of ambitions.

Hull City vs Bristol City Preview

Under the stewardship of Liam Rosenior, Hull City experienced solidity in the latter part of the previous season. However, an excess of draws kept them clear of relegation but distanced them from playoff contention. In the ongoing season, the Tigers have already showcased their intent with two wins and six points from three matches. Bouncing back from an opening weekend defeat to Norwich City, Hull’s response included comeback victories against Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers. Despite moments of vulnerability, Hull’s six goals and determination highlight their newfound confidence.

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The heroics of Aaron Connolly, who came off the bench to score a late double against Blackburn Rovers, have bolstered Hull’s attacking prowess. Supported by talents like Liam Delap and Oscar Estupinan, Hull possesses the offensive firepower to challenge for a top-six position. To solidify their ambitions, capitalizing on home fixtures will be pivotal for them to emerge as unexpected contenders.

Nigel Pearson’s Bristol City share a similar standing with Hull in the Championship. While inconsistency marred their previous campaign, their determination to challenge stronger opponents remains. Gathering four points from encounters with Preston North End and Millwall showcased their potential. However, a 2-0 defeat to Birmingham City revealed their vulnerabilities.

Facing a clash against Hull, Bristol City aims to overcome their recent setback and make amends on their journey north. Notably, this match features Hull, one of the division’s highest goalscorers with seven goals, against Bristol City, who’ve netted only twice. The visitors will need to elevate their offensive performance to match Hull’s attacking prowess.

Hull City vs Bristol City Team News and Lineups

Hull City looks set to grant Aaron Connolly his first league start since his return, potentially replacing Adama Traore on the right flank. Although Liam Delap retains his spot despite a debut goal, Estupinan may have to settle for a substitute role. The rest of the lineup is expected to remain unchanged. If Ruben Vinagre returns from injury, he could feature among the substitutes.

On the Bristol City side, Rob Dickie’s suspension due to two yellow cards will necessitate at least one alteration. Kal Naismith is likely to step in, shoring up the center of defense. Mark Sykes could receive the nod over Harry Cornick. Andreas Weimann’s potential return from injury and Taylor Gardner-Hickman’s arrival from West Bromwich Albion will provide additional options.

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Hull City Possible Starting Lineup:

  • Ingram; Coyle, Jones, McLoughlin, Greaves
  • Slater, Seri; Connolly, Tufan, Twine; Delap

Bristol City Possible Starting Lineup:

  • O’Leary; Tanner, Vyner, Naismith, Pring
  • James, Williams; Sykes, Knight, Mehmeti; Bell

Hull City vs Bristol City Match Prediction

Our prediction for the match is a 1-1 draw between Hull City and Bristol City. Both teams recognize the significance of securing wins against opponents in similar positions to challenge for promotion. Despite the competitiveness, we anticipate a low-scoring draw, one that Bristol City would embrace after their defeat in the previous weekend.

There is more different information on Germany betting exchange.

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