18:45 GMT 06 August 2018
The opening weekend of the Championship season isn’t over yet with one more game to be played on Monday evening. It certainly hasn’t disappointed so far, Hull City’s clash with Aston Villa will hopefully follow suit.
It was incredibly hard to split the two sides last season as both league fixtures ended in stalemate. The fixture at the KCOM Stadium in March finished goalless after the teams played out a 1-1 draw at Villa Park in August, which was also on the opening weekend. You have to go back almost four years for the last time there was a game between Hull and Villa with over 2.5 goals.
A win in their opening game would be perfect for Hull but it won’t be easy with the injury worries they are battling. Fraizer Campbell, Will Keane and James Weir look as though they’ll be fit while it’ll be touch and go with Reece Burke and Jordy de Wijs.
Latest matches: Hull City
|28.07.2018||Club||Barnsley FC||Hull City||1:1||D|
|24.07.2018||Club||Hull City||Newcastle United||2:2||D|
|21.07.2018||Club||Rochdale FC||Hull City||1:0||L|
|13.07.2018||Club||Sporting Braga||Hull City||4:1||L|
|10.07.2018||Club||CS Maritimo Madeira||Hull City||1:2||W|
With it being Villa’s second season in the Championship, they’ll want to get out at the end of this campaign. They have several injury problems of their own as Scott Hogan, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Callum O’Hare and Jordan Lyden all doubts ahead of the game. Latest matches: Aston Villa
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Despite a clear gulf in quality between Hull and Aston Villa last year, this one is very tough to call especially with it coming right at the beginning of the season. It seems as though both teams will score with plenty of attacking talent on show which could mean it turns out to be a game full of goals. All things considered, Villa are slight favourites and will be disappointed with anything less than three points on Monday night.
06 August 2018 - 18:45 GMT
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