There’s a full set of fixtures in the Premier League this weekend, before the Premier League takes a break for the international week. Gameweek Seven sees Crystal Palace travel to Hull to face Steve Bruce’s side. We’re expecting a tight encounter. Gavin Bergin discusses.
Hull City vs Crystal Palace
It’s been a tough start to the season for Steve Bruce’s men. They haven’t won since beating QPR on the opening day. They’ve been knocked out of the Europa League by Lokeren. but probably, in secret at least, saw that as a blessing. However, it may well have been a welcome distraction based on how things have gone since then.
New signings Abel Hernandez and Mo Diame have both fitted in well and contributed goals, but they need to tighten up defensively if they want to start climbing the table. Conceding an average of over two goals a game is always going to be a problem in any league, and Bruce needs to address the issue sooner rather than later.
Palace on the other hand must be delighted with their current form. Unbeaten in all four games since the return of Neil Warnock, including a 3-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park. They’ve scored in every away game this season, with three-goal hauls in their last two away from home.
They’ll fancy their chances of picking up something in this one.
Hull City: Harper, Chester, Davies, Dawson, Elmohamady, Robertson, Livermore, Diame, Huddlestone, Jelavic, Hernandez
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Kelly, Jedinak, Ledley, McArthur, Bolasie, Puncheon, Campbell
This should be a tight encounter, littered with goals, s both sides have relatively leaky defences.
Hull City 2-2 Crystal Palace.
Gavin Bergin, Pundit Arena.