Hull City vs Bristol Rovers: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
HULL, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Hull City's Mallik Wilks stretches to connect with a cross during the Sky Bet League One match between Hull City and Rochdale at KCOM Stadium on March 2, 2021 in Hull, England. (Photo by Lee Parker - CameraSport via Getty Images

Two sides at opposite ends of the table meet on Saturday as 2nd-placed Hull City meet 20th-placed Bristol Rovers.

Hull have been in good form recently, winning their last two games. However, with both Peterborough United and Lincoln City having two games in hand on them, The Tigers need to make sure they continue to keep picking up results and cannot afford any slip-ups.

Despite their improving form, Rovers find themselves just one point above the drop zone, and AFC Wimbledon can leapfrog them if they win their game in hand. However, Bristol Rovers have failed to win in their last eight away games so will not have much confidence heading into this one. They come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat away at Burton Albion

There has only been more than two goals in one of Hull's last 10 home games, and only more than two goals in five of Bristol's last six away games so another low-scoring affair could be on the cards on Saturday.

  • Team news

Brandon Fleming and Max Clark are once again out through injury so Grant McCann is likely to name the same Hull team that started against Rochdale midweek.

Luke McCormick received his marching orders against Burton so he will be unavailable on Saturday. Joe Day is unlikely to be fit enough to play which could be a big miss for the visitors.

  • Predicted line-ups

Hull (4-3-3):

Ingram; Coyle, Greaves, Burke, Elder; Jones, Honeyman, Docherty; Lewis-Potter, Magennis, Wilks

Bristol Rovers (3-4-1-2):

van Stappershoef; Kilgour, Baldwin, Harries; Williams, Westbrook, Grant, Leahy, Nicholson; Ayunga, Hanson

  • Ones to watch

Mallik Wilks has been on top form for The Tigers this season, bagging 16 goals in 31 league appearances. He has picked up three man of the match awards and seven goals in his previous six games and is one of the front-runners in the golden boot race. The 22-year-old attacker has shown that he should be playing Championship and probably will be next season, with or without Hull.

Luke Leahy has been a standout performer for Bristol Rovers this season at left wing-back. He has been solid defensively and has also chipped in going forward, with five goals and three assists. He could be the difference between Bristol staying up and going down at the end of the season.

  • Previous Meetings

Hull have won their last three matches against Bristol Rovers in all competitions. The most recent of these came back in October as Kean Lewis-Potter, Regan Slater and Tom Eaves scored second-half goals to overcome James Daly's early strike.

  • How to watch

 

Kick-off is at 15:00 BST on Saturday 6th March and is available on both club's iFollow streaming service for a fee of £10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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