Swansea City try to make it 3 consecutive wins for the first time this season with a trip to Hull to play the Tigers.
Article by Ross Power – @rosspow10
The Swans have had difficulties in the past when visiting Hull losing twice there in league and cup in 2017 and 2-0 on our last visit there in the Championship way back in 2010.
Hull, since they were relegated in 2017, have taken a similar cost-cutting approach to Swansea and removed most of their high earners. They initially struggled last season before Nigel Atkins guided them to safety when they had a repudiation for scoring plenty of goals. This season they started badly but have recently had an upturn in form with 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 games which included stopping Norwich’s winning run with a 0-0 draw.
The Hull approach is based around a solid 4-4-1-1 full of hard-working if unspectacular players. The key men are winger Jared Bowen who has an eye for a goal and has previously linked with Swansea and Frazier Campbell who with 6 goals this season is having his best season for some time.
Our former left-back Stephen Kingsley has played 12 games this season and is a player some were disappointed to see leave as part of the deal that brought Sam Clucas to the club.
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I don’t think Swansea on the back of two solid wins will be making too many changes despite the busy period ahead.
Bersant Celina made a huge impact with a goal and an assist against Sheffield Wednesday and he will be in contention to start ahead of Barrie McKay. The other who may come back in is Daniel James who returns after a two week lay off but with Routledge and Dyer both playing well it might be that Potter leaves him on the bench with Aston Villa in 4 days time.
It will also be interesting to see if Wilfried Bony is involved after he missed out against Wednesday with a tight calf.
I fully expect Swansea to have plenty of the ball in this game but Hull to be a threat on the counter.
It’s a real opportunity to secure another win and keep moving up the table and I can’t help but think we might see a 2-1 Swansea win.