Burnley vs Hull – Premier League preview and team news

Hull City will be aiming for their first win in four Premier League matches when they travel to Burnley, whose wait for a three-point haul must surely end soon.

The Lancashire side held on admirably and defended manfully for 70 minutes at Arsenal last time out, but they eventually succumbed to the brilliance of the in-form Alexis Sanchez as he began a three-goal burst in the closing stages as the gap in quality finally showed in the score-line.

However, it is games such as these where they must target points from, so defeat here could severely affect confidence as well as Burnley’s place in the table.

It has been a challenging run of games for Hull, who were excellent in draws away to Arsenal and Liverpool, but slipped to a rare home loss in their last game against Southampton. Behind early on as a result of a mistake from stand-in goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, they could not break down the Premier League’s strongest defence and created few chances in the remaining 88 minutes, so Steve Bruce will be hoping for better at Turf Moor.

Steven Reid is hoping to make his return from injury for Burnley, but Matt Taylor and Sam Vokes will be out for the foreseeable future.

Gaston Ramirez returns for Hull after he was ineligible for the last game, but Jakupovic will remain in goal, while Alex Bruce was added to the injury list during the week.

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