Picking the Best Potential Hull Lineup to Face Manchester City on Saturday

​On the back of two successive home wins, Hull City head into their encounter with Manchester City brimming with confidence. However, despite their recent upturn in home form, Hull are still yet to win away from home since September.


Marco Silva might see this game as a 'free swing' at the side who are currently fourth in the league, and having escaped the relegation zone after their win against Middlesbrough in midweek, any points collected at the Etihad would be huge for the Tigers.

Goalkeeper

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​Eldin Jakupovic is Hull's first choice goalkeeper, and until he's forced out of playing, it will continue that way.

Defence

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  • Ranocchia
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  • Davies
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​Hull's defence took a bit of a hit against Middlesbrough, when their key man in defence, Harry Maguire, was forced off with an injury. Though there is no current time frame on his return, it is unlikely that he'll be back in time to face Man City.


Meanwhile, Ahmed Elmohamady will continue at right back over Omar Elabdellaoui, with Andrea Ranocchia and Andrew Robertson also continuing in their usual roles.

Midfield

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  • N'Diaye
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​Silva has little room to rotate in his squad at the moment, with a long list of seven absentees - including Tom Huddlestone, Ryan Mason and Moses Odubajo from midfield.


As a result, it wouldn't be all too surprising to see a similar side to that which started in their previous game, with the midfield staying as it was.

Forwards

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  • Diomande
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​Oumar Niasse has had a solid start to life at the KCOM, having scored four times in ten appearances since his switch from Everton in January, including a goal in their last game against Middlesbrough.


With Abel Hernandez facing a later fitness test and Dieumurci Mbokani forced out with injury, it is likely that Adama Diomande will come in and replace him.