Predicted Hull City Line-up To Face Aston Villa In The EFL Championship
Hull City are languishing at 18th place in the Championship and desperately need a win to propel themselves up the table, towards safety. Unfortunately, Aston Villa will be a tough nut to crack, as they are one of the in-form teams in the Championship.
Hull had a torrid time against Birmingham City last time out and that result has put them right back in the relegation mire.
They will need to pull off an incredible result on Saturday.
Probable Hull City XI
Manager: Nigel Adkins
Allan McGregor (GK)
McGregor has not had a great season but he’ll remain between the sticks for this game.
Max Clark (LB)
Max Clark, the young Englishman, will start at left-back and go forward when the opportunity presents itself.
Michael Dawson (CB)
A strong defender turned goalscorer who will be hoping to bag a goal here. He is an all-round centre-back.
Ondrej Mazuch (CB)
Mazuch should keep his place in the squad, even though the whole defence had a torrid time against Birmingham.
Ola Aina (RB)
Aina should keep his position in the squad, despite being a part of the defence that shipped three goals against Birmingham. The youngster has shown enough quality this season to continue to have Adkins’ trust.
Seb Larsson (CM)
Larsson has played in 35 of Hull’s 38 games this season and he will make his 36th appearance. A constant threat from set plays and a workhorse in the midfield.
David Meyler (CM)
The combative midfielder may be recalled to the starting eleven for this game to try and nullify some of Aston Villa’s attacking threat. He’ll shake up their central midfielders and make it difficult for them to play.
Jarrod Bowen (RW)
The youngster always looks like one of the most exciting players in this Hull team and has an impressive goal-scoring record, considering his team’s place in the league. He’ll start here again.
Jon Toral (CAM)
Could replace Jackson Irvine in the central attacking midfield position as Irvine hasn’t offered enough in the last few games. Toral offers Adkins a different option in the final third.
Kamil Grosicki (LW)
A player that has bizarrely not looked as impressive in the Championship as he did in the Premier League. Came on as a sub in the Birmingham game but it was too late for him to have an impact. However, he should be in line to start here.
Abel Hernandez (ST)
Had a disappointing return against Birmingham last time out but is still working on coming back to full fitness after his injury. On his day, he’s unplayable and he should start here.