Boxing day will see Manchester City traveling to face Hull City in the premier league on Monday evening, 26th December 2016 at the KC stadium. Its a crucial game for Pep Guardiola team who are coming into this game on the back of a moral boosting 2-1 win over Arsenal last weekend. If Chelsea were to win their game earlier in the day, Man City might find themselves 10 points behind Chelsea before the kickoff. So its a massive game for both sides where Hull City will be looking to get something out of this match sitting bottom of the table.
Hull City 0-3 Manchester City
[ Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
72′ 0 – 1 Yaya Toure
78′ 0 – 2 Kelechi Iheanacho
90′ 0 – 3 Curtis Davies
The game is suppose to kickoff at around 17:30 uk time on Monday, 26th December and SkySports will have live coverage in the UK. However if you missed the live action, you can always tune in here for full match highlights.
This will be the second times these two are meeting this season, Manchester City produced a superb 4-1 win over Hull in the EFL Cup quarter final back in at the start of december. Hull City are a decent team and two of their three wins came at home. Mike Phelan has struggled to put together results since taking over the team as full time manager but he will be eager to get something out of this match.
Team News & Lineups: Manchester City will have Fernandinho back in the starting lineup after his suspension is over while Sergio Aguero is still missing and will sit out his last of 4 games suspension. However Zabaleta is declared injured and won’t travel which means Baccari Sagna is set to start at right back position. Leroy Sane, David Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling and De Bruyne to start in 5 man midfield while youngster Iheanacho to start upfront.
Hull City on the other hand will keep Diomande upfront with Snodgrass to play in number 10 role. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Match Predictions: hard to see Hull getting anything out of this game cosidering how Manchester City are playing at the moment. However if Hull can see off the first half without conceding they can get into the game more longer they keep City at the bay. I am going with a comfortable 2-0 win for City in this one.