By Connor Humm
Hull City welcome the already relegated Sunderland to the KCOM stadium on Saturday afternoon with the Tigers looking to extend their unbeaten home run to 11 games.
Meanwhile the Roker men will be aiming to drag Marco Silva’s men further into the relegation scrap.
Following the north east sides’ relegation back to the Championship after a 10 year stay in England’s top flight, the Black Cats will be looking to put on a show for the fans as well as themselves. Many players are most likely to move on from the club in the summer in a bid to play Premier League football next season so leaving on a positive note will be a motive for the players.
Marco Silva doesn’t lose at home
Since taking over, Marco Silva has been able to turn the Hull City stadium into a fortress with wins over the likes of Manchester United and it’s down to their impressive home form they have found themselves now outside of the bottom three. The Portuguese manager is now on a string of 41 games across three clubs (Sporting, Olympiacos, Hull City) of being unbeaten at home handing Sunderland a very difficult task if they are to take all three points back to the north east.
Hull need it more
Despite being destined for the drop this season, Hull City have managed to drag themselves out of the danger zone. Currently, they are two points clear of the welsh outfit Swansea City and looking further up the table they trail Crystal Palace by four points. Every point gained at this point in the season is vital and with the visitors Sunderland already guaranteeing Championship football next season, the points will be more important to the Yorkshire based side.