Hull v Crystal Palace Preview: Tigers Take On Eagles
Palace Travel To Hull

Both sides will be looking for the win as the international break looms. Crystal Palace are currently two points better off than their hosts, and will be looking to earn a second successive away win. Hull, on the other hand, are still looking for their first home win of the season and will be looking to better last week's 4-2 defeat to Manchester City.

Palace's away record is impressive, with only one loss on their travels in all competitions; a fantastic 3-2 win over Everton being their last away result. New manager Neil Warnock has stepped in and maintained the strong work Tony Pulis achieved last season with The Eagles. Hull are yet to win at home, being held to draws over Stoke and West Ham and then losing to the reigning champions last week.

The big news coming out of Hull this week is that controversial owner Assem Allam has refused to spend any more money until his name change idea is granted. The case went to arbitration this week after the FA rejected his idea to rebrand the club Hull Tigers in April. Also, goalkeeper Allan McGregor is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury, meaning Steve Harper will deputise for the injured Scot.

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock was effusive in his praise for his opposite number in his press conference this week. 'The job that Steve did in helping to keep the Tigers afloat was a fantastic achievement.' He also added that Bruce was 'head and shoulders above everyone else last year.'

In recent history, Hull have a poor record against the Eagles, with Palace unbeaten in their last six meetings. Hull aren't too confident at the minute, after shipping 11 goals since their away win over QPR on the opening day of the season. The Tigers have also been bad at surrendering leads; they've dropped more points than they've earned this season.

In team news, Hull have McGregor missing but will be boosted by the return of David Meyler, and the news that loan signing Hatem Ben Arfa will be set to make his full debut in front of the KC faithful. For Palace Stuart O'Keefe is set to return to the fold after recovering from an ankle injury. It's thought Warnock will name an unchanged side from the 2-0 win over Leicester last week.

With Frazier Campbell likely to start for Palace, it'll be interesting to see the reception he receives from the Hull fans, after an impressive loan spell for The Tigers in 2008, only for him to reject a return to Humberside the following season. Since then he's not been favourably spoken about around Hull.

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