Hull City v Leeds United: Big match preview

Robert Snodgrass and the Tigers celebrates his winning goal against Wolves.
Robert Snodgrass and the Tigers celebrates his winning goal against Wolves.
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Check out our at-a-glance guide to Leeds United’s clash with Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Key Battle - Abel Hernandez v Sol Bamba

Hernandez missed the meeting between these clubs at Elland Road in December and Hull City were slightly hamstrung by his absence. They carried very little threat up front until the second half but Hernandez is expected to play on Saturday and he’s one of a group of Championship who have reached 20 goals already. If Bamba plays like he’s been playing recently, though, the Uruguayan might see his chances limited at the KC.

Key Man - Robert Snodgrass

A player Leeds know inside out and another member of the list of footballers who got away too easily and too cheaply from Elland Road. Snodgrass is only recently returned from a serious knee injury but his class is shining through again and he has scored twice this month, including a brilliant free-kick at the death against Wolves last Friday night. He falls into the need-no-warning category.

Last time at the KC Stadium:

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hull City 2 Leeds United 0

Goals: Hull - Evans 52, Myler 55.

Phil Hay’s view:

Hull are undoubtedly a capable team but they’ve been very hit and miss during the run-in and you would struggle to feel confident about their prospects in the play-offs. Leeds have already turned them over once - albeit in the absence of Hernandez - and United go to the KC Stadium on the back of three straight victories. Yet Steve Evans’ squad are 8/1 to win on Saturday. Your guess is as good as mine.

Match Odds:

Home win - 4/9

Draw - 4/1

Away win - 8/1

Kyle Bartley

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