Match Preview – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Hull City

Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 16.22.22With a new kit on their backs, Spurs will be hoping to ‘slash’ away Steve Bruce’s Hull City at White Hart Lane.

Coming away with the points in dramatic style at the KC Stadium back in November, will Mauricio Pochettino’s side correct recent mistakes in front of a home crowd.

Venue: White Hart Lane

Kick-Off: 3pm

Television Coverage: Not televised

Stats (via BBC Sport)

Hull are without a victory in six Premier League games against Tottenham since winning their first top-flight meeting, at White Hart Lane, in October 2008. The Tigers have scored just five goals in their seven Premier League matches against Tottenham and never more than once in a match.

They have won just one of their last six league games and failed to score in four of them (W1, D2, L3). Harry Kane has scored just once in those six games since making his England debut on 27 March. Kane’s goals and assists have won Spurs 26 points this season, more than any other player in the division. Tottenham have kept just seven clean sheets this season – only QPR and Crystal Palace have recorded fewer (both six) – and only one in their last 13 league matches.

Only Manchester City (36) and Arsenal (32) have scored more top-flight goals than Spurs (31) in 2015. However, only QPR and Newcastle (both 33) have conceded more than Spurs (29) in this calendar year. The average age of Tottenham’s starting line-up this season is the youngest in the Premier League: 24 years and 287 days.

Opposition Focus

They have won just two of their last 10 league matches (W2, D2, L6). Hull have never won a Premier League game in the month of May (D3, L8). Manager Steve Bruce has never won a Premier League match at White Hart Lane in eight attempts (D2, L6). The Tigers have scored just one first-half goal in their last six matches. They have failed to score in 15 of their 36 league matches this season.

Team News 

Danny Rose has been confirmed as fit to face Hull City this weekend. Kyle Walker and Ben Davies remained sidelined, whilst Vlad Chiriches misses out through suspension. Emmanuel Adebayor is absent through illnes.

Predictions

Starting XI – Lloris, Dier, Vertonghen, Fazio, Rose, Bentaleb, Mason, Lamela, Chadli, Eriksen, Kane

Score – Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Hull City

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