Robbie Savage expects Hull to be relegated from the Premier League

Robbie Savage

In a unsurprising turnaround, the pundit has tipped the Tigers to go down, despite recently stating that Sunderland would be relegated.

Robbie Savage believes Hull City will end up being relegated from the Premier League, according to BBC Sport.

The Tigers currently find themselves in the bottom three of the table after losing to relegated Burnley last time out, sitting two points behind Newcastle United and their North East rivals Sunderland.

And while the relegation battle is far from a foregone conclusion at this moment in time, Savage is tipping Steve Bruce’s side to slip through the top-flight trapdoor, questioning where they are going to get the necessary points for survival.

“Hull are currently two points adrift of safety and I think they need four points from their last two games to have any chance of staying up,” he said.

“It is hard to see them getting anywhere near that. It will be difficult enough for them to get the results they need at Spurs on Saturday and at home to Manchester United on the final day.”

The prediction that Hull will end up being relegated is a surprising one from Savage, however, given that he was backing Sunderland to go down just two weeks ago, again on BBC Sport.  

At the time, Sunderland were in the bottom three with five games to go and looking doomed, but recent wins over Everton and Southampton have helped to turn things around for Dick Advocaat’s side and get the positivity flowing again through their ranks.

Savage, though, had suggested that there would be no ‘Great Escape’ for the Black Cats as their defence was still 'shocking'. Perhaps, though, the relegation will battle will hinge on this weekend, with Sunderland taking on Leicester - another of those not yet safe - and Hull travelling to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham.

Whoever does go down eventually, it seems Savage has decided to cover all bases just in case.

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