After our exit from the FA Cup the Cherries are on their travels again, this time up to Hull City for a Premier League game, the second time we have played them this season, earlier we beat them at home 6-1, with five different AFCB players on the score sheet.
Hull City play at the KCOM Stadium, previously called the KC Stadium which they moved into in 2002, their previous ground for many years was Boothferry Park.
Marco Silva is the new Hull City manager replacing Mike Phelan with Hull on the bottom of the league. Silva had a good record at his previous club Greek side Olympiacos. In his first game in charge of Hull C which was the FA Cup game against Swansea, his side won 2-0. On Tuesday night Hull lost at Manchester United in the first-leg of the semi-final of the League Cup by 2-0.
In the league Hull City drew their last home game in a 2-2 draw with Everton, at home they have won 2 games, beating Leicester on the opening game of the season and on the 6th November beating Saints which was Hull`s last league win, they have drawn 3 and lost 5. Away from home they have won 1 game that was the second game of the season at Swansea, they have drawn 1 and lost 8.
Hull City Team News:
They could have two new players for Saturday, Oumar Niasse leading their attack if his loan deal from Everton goes through, it has been reported that Hull will have the opportunity to buy him at the end of the season. The second player is Brazilian Evandro Goebel an attacking midfield player from FC Porto who will also be on loan until the end of the season.
They have a number of players out injured, the latest being midfield player Markus Henriksen with a shoulder injury. Also doubtful are Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies in the centre of defence.
Player to watch: Robert Snodgrass
Robert Snodgrass the Scottish International winger is being targeted by West Ham and came back with an improved offer for the player. He is the leading scorer with seven goals and two assists.
AFC Bournemouth Team News:
Simon Francis will be missing due to his suspension and also missing from our defence will be Nathan Ake after his return to Chelsea. On the injury front we have Ryan Fraser and Marc Wilson. Benik Afobe is available to play again.
Player to watch: Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere should return for this game and will be an important player for us in midfield and hopefully the architect to open up the Hull defence.
Match Facts & Stats
AFCB haven’t got a good record away at Hull, the last time we played on their ground was in League 1 back in 2004 and lost 1-0, previous to that we lost again. AFCB have won 3, drawn 4 and lost 13. In all our games against Hull, AFCB have won 13, drawn 11 and lost 18.