Hull City are at the foot of the Premier League table with a meagre 12 points from their 17 games so far. The managed just 3 wins this season, 2 of which have come at the start of the season. It is also true that injuries haven’t helped them either. This hardly matters when you look at the final standings in May. Hull are coming on the back of consecutive defeats without scoring, both away from home. However, they are unbeaten in the last three with two draws and a win.
Manchester City came back from a goal down to defeat Arsenal 2-1 in a thrilling clash at the Emirates stadium on matchday 17. It was a much better performance from the Citizens who has previously flopped against the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester City. However, there are plenty of problems to fix in the defense as they will be heading to Anfield to take on Liverpool on New Year ’s eve. Hull City won’t be a big threat, but this can be used as an opportunity to polish the tactics before the big showdown against Jurgen Klopp’s free scoring Reds.
Hull vs Manchester City: Head-to-head stats
- Manchester City are unbeaten in the last five meetings against Hull City with 4 wins and a draw.
- Hull City had lost their last two games at home against the Citizens. And they were unbeaten in the previous two with a win and a draw to their name.
- These two clubs last met on the Boxing Day during the 2008/09 season at the Manchester City stadium. The Citizens won the clash by a heavy 5-1 margin on that occasion.
Hull vs Manchester City: Prediction
It is hard to see this match going anywhere other than a Manchester City win. Pep Guardiola’s men are in desperate need for 3 points after losing considerable ground in the title battle against Chelsea. After tasting wins in the last two, they will be high on confidence. The quality was always there, no it’s time to live up to the expectation.
Hull City had little success against Manchester City in recent seasons. Coupled this with their poor defensive record this season, Hull will be in for a heavy battering from hands of Citizens on Monday Night.