Hull vs Tottenham – Premier League preview and team news

Two more sides in desperate need of a result meet in the Premier League on Sunday as Hull City meet a Tottenham side coming under increasing pressure to regain form.

The Tigers have had a number of injuries to contend with in recent weeks, but that does not excuse their performance in the last game at Burnley. They were strangely lethargic and created very few chances, so Steve Bruce will be demanding a reaction, as well as more of goal threat, with Mohamed Diame and record signing Abel Hernandez having failed to maintain their run of goals.

Four home defeats in six and 12th place in the Premier League table is a long way below what Tottenham would have expected at the beginning of the campaign, with supporters beginning to show their disillusionment in the defeat to Stoke City, where they rarely looked capable of retrieving a two-goal deficit.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino listened to calls to give Harry Kane a Premier League start, but that failed to inspire Spurs to victory. They may even be relieved to be away from home in this one, but their need for points remains significant.

Michael Dawson should be able to face his former club for the first time as Hull hope to welcome back three players after injury, with Nikica Jelavic and Allan McGregor possibly in line to play a part.

Tottenham have Kyle Naughton suspended following his red card against Stoke, while Andros Townsend may not feature after withdrawing from the England squad.

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