Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City - Match Preview, Stats & Team News

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To be played on Sunday 27th October 2013 at 16:00. Venue: White Hart Lane, London

Tottenham 5/11, Draw 18/5, Hull City 8/1

Tottenham and Hull meet at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon and the home team will expect to take all three points from the game.

Steve Bruce and Hull City will feel happy if they can come away with a point from North London. They have only won one game away from home so anything will be a bonus.

You can expect to see Spurs assert their dominance from the start of the game and put the game away early. If Spurs want to be getting a top four place at the end of the season then these are the games that they have to win.

Team news

Tottenham are waiting on the fitness of Younes Kaboul, Danny Rose and Etienne Capoue for the visit of Hull City.

All three would help to further strengthen their defence with the left back area being a particular concern. Capoue is the least likely of the three to feature.

Hull will be without striker Danny Graham but other than that they will be at full strength for the trip to north London.

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Roberto Soldado and Gylfi Sigurdsson are joint top scorers for Tottenham with 3 goals each, whilst Robbie Brady leads the charts for Hull City with 3 goals in the league.

Tottenham’s home record: Played 4, Won 2, Drawn 1, Lost 1, Goals For 4, Goals Against 4

Hull City’s away record: Played 4, Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 3, Goals For 4, Goals Against 8

Tottenham had 63% of the possession in their last match. A 2-0 win at Aston Villa.

Hull City had 33% of the possession in their last match. A 2-1 loss at Everton.

Tottenham’s last six games: 3 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses

Hull City’s last six games: 2 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses

Five players to watch:

Roberto Soldado

Tottenham’s summer signing finally got his first goal from open play last week against Aston Villa after his first two goals for the club came from the penalty spot.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

The Icelandic midfielder has been one of the surprises of Spurs’ season so far, he is joint top scorer and continues to impress in his performances. After all the summer signings it was expected the Sigurdsson would be pushed out of the first team but this hasn’t been the case.

Hugo Lloris

Lloris has been in great form this season and looks to continue this form against newly promoted Hull City. He almost plays as a sweeper keeper so that any through balls are dealt with quite effectively. If his defence can play better than in previous games at home then he can be confident of keeping another clean sheet.

Robbie Brady

Hull’s topscorer will have to be on top of his game on Sunday if the Tigers are to take anything back up north with them. He will expect chances to be at a premium so he will have to make the most of any service he does get.

Steve Harper

The Premier League veteran could be in line for a prolonged run in the first team after it was announced that number 1 goalie Allan McGregor will be out of action for at least a month with a thigh injury. He left Newcastle last season and will hope this is his chance to hold down a starting spot in the Premier League.

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