The Tigers are struggling for goals and have been dealt a double injury blow.
Hull City striker Abel Hernandez will miss around four weeks of action after suffering an injury to his groin during the Tigers' win over Southampton.
With only one goal so far this season, the pressure is on Hull's first-choice striker to deliver.
We preview the predicted line-ups ahead of the EFL Cup fourth round tie between Championship side Bristol City and Premier League strugglers Hull City.
The Aston Villa boss has already been linked with bringing Abel Hernandez in.
Aston Villa almost managed to sign Hull City's Abel Hernandez last season.
Aston Villa abandoned a deal for Abel Hernandez over his wage demands.
Aston Villa have failed in a move to sign Hull City striker Abel Hernandez.
The Hull striker wants to move to Villa Park but the Tigers are holding firm.
Hull City lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United with Marcus Rashford scoring a late winner.