The Tigers have had to contend with numerous off-field problems since the start of the season and this has clearly had a detrimental effect on results throughout the campaign. Marco Silva was brought in to steady the ship and whilst Hull have shown signs of improvement since his appointment as manager, they still remain very much in the danger zone.
Some four points exist between Hull and relative safety and one cannot help but feel that the inevitable relegation will soon become a mathematical certainty. Unless of course the Tigers manage to string together a few wins and haul themselves out of the mire that is. We don’t envisage this happening and certainly not when much-improved Swansea City come to town this weekend.
The Swans have certainly turned a corner since the departure of Bob Bradley and a 3-2 weekend win over Burnley has lifted the side further from the bottom three in which they were once firmly ensconced. Indeed the south Wales outfit have enjoyed some notable victories in recent weeks with wins over the likes of Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester City. Can they secure another three points at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon? We see no reason why not.
The Swans were on the receiving end of a 2-0 defeat to Hull City in their last meeting in the third round of the FA Cup, however whilst Marco Silva’s side have shown signs of slight improvement in recent weeks they are still very much in the danger zone and will struggle to deal with a Swansea City outfit which are rapidly winging their way to safety.