Hull vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

Hull City will be in search of only their second home win of the season when they take on West Bromwich Albion in a crucial game between the two sides immediately above the drop zone.

Results on Tuesday saw Hull slide into the bottom three, but they escaped it a day later thanks to a much improved showing away to Everton, with Sone Aluko equalising before chances to grab a vital winner were missed.

But this is the kind of game the Tigers should be looking to take all three points from if they are to avoid being involved in a relegation scrap. Steve Bruce is still confident his side can beat last season’s 16th place, but he needs more consistency from his side.

The pressure has started to hit West Brom Head Coach Alan Irvine, who has presided over four consecutive defeats – three of them at home – which have left them just a point clear of danger, and goals have now become a scarce commodity.

There was more frustration in midweek against West Ham United as they could not make their second half pressure count, with Victor Anichebe’s inclusion not quite having the desired effect while Saido Berahino is not being provided with efficient service.

Abel Hernandez is back for Hull after returning to Uruguay on paternity leave, but Gaston Ramirez is suspended and Mohamed Diame is out injured.

West Brom are without Claudio Yacob, Chris Brunt and Jonas Olsson, although they are boosted by the return of James Morrison and Sebastien Pocognoli.

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