Hull City host Coventry City at the MKM Stadium on Friday in their sixth game of the Championship season. The Tigers will be looking to continue their strong start to the season whereas Coventry will be hoping to convert their draws to wins after the international break.
Hull City sit sixth in the Championship after five games. With three wins, one draw and one loss, The Tigers sit on ten points from the possible 15. This leaves Hull just three points adrift of top of the table Preston on 13 points, but The Tigers are not comfortably in the Play-off places with seventh-place Southampton also on ten points.
The Tigers’ only loss of the season was in their opening game against Norwich. Liam Delap scored early on but Jonathon Rowe and Adam Idah both scored in a 2 - 1 win for The Canaries. The draw came against Bristol City where Hull once again took the lead through Ozan Tufan, but a goal from Nahki Wells led to a 1 - 1 draw. Two of the wins came against Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers. A Tufan hattrick and a goal from Aaron Connolly gave The Tigers the 4 - 2 win over Wednesday and a double from Connolly gave Hull the 2 - 1 win over ten man Blackburn.
Hull’s last time out in the league was a 1 - 0 win over Leicester. This win came against the run of play with Delap scoring in the 15th minute and Hull playing out the rest of the game with just 35% of the possession.
Coventry have had a little bit of a slow start to their Championship season. With one win, three draws and one loss in five games, Coventry have just six points to their name and in 14th place. However, Coventry are only four points adrift of the Play-off places, undoubtedly the goal from Coventry.
The one win so far for Coventry came against Middlesbrough where Matt Godden, Haji Wright and a Darragh Lenihan own goal gave them the 3 - 0 win. The loss came on opening weekend against Leicester where Kyle McFadzean opened the scoring for Coventry but a double from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall gave The Foxes the 2 - 1 win. The two draws came against Sunderland and Swansea. It was a goalless affair against Sunderland but Godden scored in the 1 - 1 draw against The Swans.
Coventry’s last outing was a goal-fest against Watford. Milan van Ewijk and Godden scored along with an own goal from Wesley Hoedt, pulling Coventry to a 3 - 3 draw.
Hull City and Coventry have met 47 times in their histories, the first time coming back in 1920. Hull have the upperhand in the fixture with 20 wins in comparison to Coventry’s 17 wins, the other ten games ending in a draw. In the last five games between the two, both sides have won twice and the most recent meeting in March ending in a 1 - 1 draw.
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