The stats suggest that Liverpool could be in for a difficult game against Hull City this weekend, with the Tigers still on a high after a great performance at Arsenal in the last round of fixtures.
Hull and Liverpool have scored the same number of goals while Liverpool have conceded one fewer, which suggests the difference between the sides is going to come down to how they perform in certain key areas.
Liverpool protect and pass the ball more effectively, which shouldn’t come as a major surprise.
They will make it extremely difficult for Hull to get possession and can stretch the Hull defence looking for a weakness, which they can exploit in their hunt for three more points.
The stats also show that Liverpool’s players are more willing to take a risk, with more successful dribbles from players this season than Hull. If there is a gap in the Hull back four, Liverpool have players who won’t be afraid to exploit it.
Where Hull can have an impact, especially in midfield, is in terms of how effectively they tackle. They can break the play up during the spells Liverpool are on top to ease the pressure and give themselves breathing room.
Conclusion: Liverpool should have enough to get over the line in this game but it certainly won’t be a big or easy victory. For Hull to get anything, they need to successful disrupt Liverpool’s rhythm throughout the 90 minutes.