Hull City v Birmingham City Brief Preview

As Mike hasn’t posted anything yet, (he’s a busy man!), I thought I’d drop a brief preview on.

We come off the back of a somewhat unfortunate defeat against Cardiff, I thought we did enough to get a draw, however Davies getting sent off was a blow and unfortunately for Pablo, it was his mistake which led to the winner. Cardiff are a decent side though and especially at home, Hull are another side that are doing alright.

Barmby has a couple of wins under his belt, the latest being a 2-1 win at home to Leicester. They do have some injuries though, (Richard Garcia and Seyi Olofinjana according to the BBC) and Robbie Brady is still suspended.

Blues will be missing the aforementioned Davies so Pablo will probably start. Ridgewell and Mutch are both fit again, but are unlikely to start.

I have to say, that although we have games in hand – I’d like to see us turning our decent performances into wins rather than draws and defeats. I’d start with Wood and King up front just for a bit of a change. Zigic seems to be low on confidence at the moment and I appreciate that he needs to play to score to gain it – but it is probably time for a break.

With 3 games in just over a week, I think I’d also give Jean a break and play Redmond.

I would REALLY love a win tonight to re-kickstart our league push, but I think a draw is more likely. As a result I’m sticking with Mike’s stock prediction of 1-1 with us taking the lead.

Kev

 

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3 Comments on Hull City v Birmingham City Brief Preview

  1. I’ve only just got home from work so couldn’t do a preview. Just turned on the radio to hear Hull City equalise.

    Bugger!

  2. “Returning Myhill hands points to Tigers to reward battling display” – This morning’s Yorkshire Post.
    The Hull fans said much the same after the match (I was in the west stand – free tickets). He didn’t seem the same player who kept out two Lee Bowyer and four Chucho strikes two seasons back.
    To be fair though, Beausejour’s presence was missed, we clearly needed someone in the Lee Bowyer mould who can put in the crunching tackle, pass, and run into space to receive the return ball. At one point in the second half, just before the second goal, the Hull fans were chewing their fingers and fully expected Blues to go back ahead, but we lacked the killer instinct.
    Fahey didn’t have a bad game, but both he and Caldwell looked pedestrian when caught on the break. In the second half Elliott seemed hesitant when Blues broke, he really needed Jean Beasejour in support.
    Maybe it’s the post-Europe deflation, but last night was a game we could have and should have won. Fair plays to Hull though, they certainly gave it 100%

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