West Ham United probably have the best chance to edge their way away from the drop zone as a beleaguered Hull City outfit come visiting the London Stadium. The Hammers will be feeling a bit better about themselves after picking up 4 points from the last 2 matches and will be quietly confident regarding getting a positive result tomorrow. They have the likes of Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew back which has given them depth in attacking reserves, which was sorely missing initially.
Hull City, meanwhile, are on a run of six successive away defeats in the Premier League and they have failed to score in the last four of these. Naturally, it will be an uphill task for them but if they can recreate the spirit and the effort which saw them start the season with back to back wins, an upset can be on the cards.
West Ham have won six successive league games at home against Hull City, not losing to the Tigers in home league meeting since January 1990.
Hull City have seen a player sent off in three of their last six Premier League meetings with West Ham United (Mendy, Fagan & McGregor).
West Ham’s last six Premier League goals against Hull have all come in the second half of games.
The Hammers’ 15 Premier League goals against Hull have been scored by 14 different players (including own goals), with Carlton Cole the only player to score more than once against them.
West Ham United have scored the highest proportion of goals from set-pieces this season in the Premier League (12/18 – 67%).
The Hammers have conceded the most goals from open play in the Premier League this season (25), but have also scored the joint-fewest in this manner (6).
Dimitri Payet has created 56 goalscoring chances in the Premier League so far this season; 12 more than any other player.
West Ham United have dropped a league-high 12 points from winning positions this season.
Hull City have conceded the first goal of the game on 13 occasions this season in the Premier League; more often than any other team.
Curtis Davies has made the most interceptions (61) and blocks (25) in the Premier League this season.
WEST HAM UNITED
West Ham’s Andy Carroll is expected to start only his third Premier League match since May after playing 82 minutes in the win over Burnley.
Reece Oxford, who signed a new four-and-a-half deal on his 18th birthday on Friday, should resume training next week following an ankle injury.
PREDICTED LINE-UP (3-4-2-1)
Randolph; Kouyate, Reid, Ogbonna; Antonio, Noble, Obiang, Cresswell; Lanzini, Payet; Carroll
Hull City head coach Mike Phelan said his side have no new injury concerns.
Dieumerci Mbokani is available after a three-match ban but Will Keane, Abel Hernandez and Moses Odubajo remain out.
PREDICTED LINE-UP (3-5-2)
Marshall; Davies, Dawson, Maguire; Robertson, Clucas, Huddlestone, Livermore, El Mohamady; Mbokani, Snodgrass
WEST HAM UNITED- 8/13
HULL CITY- 5/1
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