Here is how Hull City and Crystal Palace will line up for their Premier League match this afternoon:
Hull City starting XI: Harper, Chester, Davies, Dawson, Robertson, Huddlestone, Diame, Livermore, Elmohamady, Jelavic, Hernandez
Hull City subs: Jakupovic, Rosenior, Bruce, Brady, Ramirez, Quinn, Ben Arfa
Crystal Palace starting XI: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Campbell
Crystal Palace subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Guedioura, Zaha, Gayle, Doyle, Chamakh
Hull City and Crystal Palace face off on Saturday afternoon in an intriguing contest. Both sides have started their new campaigns relatively well, although questions have been asked regarding the Tigers’ defence in recent weeks.
That said, Hull’s summer signings have impressed, especially Abel Hernandez and Mohamed Diame.
In contrast, Neil Warnock has calmed the tide following Tony Pulis’s shock departure and has now guided the Eagles to a four-game undefeated streak.
Hull are without first-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor due to a shoulder problem, while Marouane Chamakh has overcome a hamstring injury to get into Palace’s match-day squad.
Only Chelsea and Manchester City have scored more away goals than Palace so far this season, and Hull’s defence will have to be considerably more sturdy than it was last weekend to prevent them from adding to that tally this afternoon.