Leeds United v Hull City: Big match preview

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Check out our at-a-glance guide to Leeds United’s clash with Hull City

Key Battle - Liam Bridcutt v Tom Huddlestone

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass.

Hull City's Robert Snodgrass.

Bridcutt’s debut at Queens Park Rangers was hard going and at no stage did he or United’s midfield stop QPR from playing. Leeds’ ball retention didn’t help either and it’s imperative that Bridcutt fronts up to the likes of Huddlestone and Jake Livermore on Saturday. Hull know what to do with possession. They’ve already won 10 games.

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Key Man - Abel Hernandez

The Uruguayan has been one of the stars of Hull’s promising season and he’s one goal away from double figures already. Admittedly, he’s gone four games without finding the net but it’s a measure of his form that four games classes as a bit of a drought. He’s skillful, fairly quick and a forward who is good enough for a higher level of football.

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Last time at Elland Road:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Leeds United 2 Hull City 3

Goals: Leeds - Becchio 8pen, Gray 90. Hull - Elmohamady 23, Faye 29, Koren 76.

Phil Hay’s Verdict:

It would be typical of Leeds United if, having failed to turn up against Rotherham or QPR, they found a way to turn Hull City over on Saturday.

It was this time of year last season when Derby County came to Elland Road and unexpectedly lost 2-0 - but the reality is that Leeds will only trouble Hull if their performance improves drastically from the dismal effort at Loftus Road.

Match Odds:

Home win - 11/4

Draw - 13/5

Away win - 15/13

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