Hull City host Southampton at the MKM Stadium this Saturday in a big weekend in the Championship. The two sides are level on points and will be hungry for the three points to close in on a spot in the Play-off places.
Hull currently sit ninth in the Championship after 11 games. The Tigers have four wins, five draws and two losses, leaving them on 17 points and one point outside the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Hull have one win, three draws and one loss. Hull hosted Leeds in a goalless draw that saw Hull unable to find a way through even after Joe Rodon’s sending off in the 60th minute. The one win came against Stoke in late September. Aaron Connolly, Adama Traore and Regan Slater all scored in the 3 - 1 win for Hull, with Andre Vidigal grabbing a late goal for Stoke.
Adam Randell gave Plymouth Argyle the lead in the 22nd minute, but Slater managed to pull Hull level just before halftime. Despite having 21 shots and 66% of the possession, Hull could not find a way through and the game finished 1 - 1. Hull also had more possession against Ipswich Town, but goals from Wes Burns, Conor Chaplin and Marcus Harness gave Ipswich the 3 - 0 win.
The last time out before the international break was at The Den against Millwall. Duncan Watmore opened the scoring for Millwall in the eighth minute, but goals from Jaden Philogene and Traore gave Hull the 2 - 1 lead going into halftime. However, Joe Bryan scored early in the second half as the game ended 2 - 2.
Southampton sit just below in tenth with The Saints picking up five wins, two draws and four losses in 11 games. This leaves them on 17 points, one point from the Play-offs and 11 points from automatic promotion.
In their last five games in all competitions, The Saints have two wins, one draw and two losses. Southampton had 59% of the possession and 13 shots against Ipswich, but Omari Hutchinson grabbed the only goal of the game as Ipswich won 1 - 0. Adam Armstrong opened the scoring for Southampton but goals from Riley McGree and a penalty from Jonny Howson gave Middlesbrough the 2 - 1 win.
However, Southampton bounced back against Leeds. Armstrong grabbed a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Will Smallbone in the 3 - 1 win over Leeds, with Pascal Struijk scoring for Leeds. This was then followed up by a 1 - 0 win over Stoke, with Stuart Armstrong grabbing the only goal of the game.
The last outing for Southampton before the international break was against Rotherham. Stuart Armstrong scored within two minutes, but The Saints couldn’t hold onto their lead as Jordan Hugill scored in the 74th minute as the game finished 1 - 1.
Hull and Southampton have met 60 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1915. Southampton have the upper hand in the fixture with 24 wins in comparison to Hull’s 15 wins. In fact, a share of the points is more common than a Tigers win, with 21 draws in the fixture.