Preview: Hull City v Blues

Blues travel to the KCOM coming off the back of an impressive 3-2 at Bristol City on Tuesday.

A win could see Blues move into the play-off places if results go their way.

Nigel Adkins’ tigers are three point behind Blues going into the game.

Build Up

The KCOM hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Blues in recent years.

When Blues last visited the KCOM, they were thrashed 6-1. Here’s hoping it’s an improvement this time around.

Hull suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at Brentford last Saturday, but bounced back in the week, beating Millwall 2-1.

Opposition Opinion

Hull City fan @althurstonsport joined us to talk about his views on the tigers and his thoughts on Blues.

Although I do believe that reaching a place in the playoffs is a pretty far fetched goal in terms of where we are in the table with 12 games to go, you never know what could happen if the teams above slip up. We’re only 6 points off Bristol who are in 6th. I think if we carry on the way we are, playing the football that we’re currently playing, we could still be in with a chance of potentially contending for a play off spot.

After last season, I think Birmingham have really pulled it out the bag in terms of results on the pitch. If you look at last season, Hull and Blues were in a very similar position to one another, in 18th and 19th respectively. I believe Birmingham should be challenging for a playoff spot come the end of the season, 100%. Gary Monk has done an incredible job to get the club to where they are now, and it’s no surprise that Blues have been taking names this season with him in charge. Che Adams’ form recent has been ridiculous also, and with his goals complimenting the rest of the current squad I think there’s a real chance that Blues could secure a playoff spot come the end of the season. It has to be said that I’d back them ahead of Villa to secure a spot in the top 6.

Half Time

Hull 0-1 Blues

Full Time

Hull City 2 – 2  Blues

The Stats

Che Adams has four goals in his last two against Hull.

Blues are without a win at the KCOM for a decade.

Hull came back from 2-0 down last time the sides met, the game eventually finished 3-3.

Pre-match Quotes

Garry Monk:

They have got some very big threats. Their two wide players, Grosicki and Bowen, have been in huge form this season. They are two of the best wingers in the league and they’ve shown that especially in recent periods.

They’ve got the experience of Chris Martin and Frazier Campbell and in midfield you’ve got Irvine, who can burst into the box, so they’ve got a lot of quality and options.

 

Kane Styles is a third year Sports Journalism student studying in Leeds. Alongside writing for WeAreBirmingham, Kane is the online editor of MadeInBrum and also blogs for the Birmingham Mail.

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