All you need to know about Monday's Turf Moor clash
Burnley v Hull City
11/03/13 (kick-off 7.45pm)
It’s tempting just to ignore current form and league placings and put this down as a home banker given the Clarets’ jinx over Hull in recent seasons.
Burnley have beaten the Tigers in their last seven meetings – including the season the pair spent in the Premier League when the Clarets secured their only away win of the campaign at the KC Stadium.
Since then the Clarets have racked up a further five wins over City – keeping clean sheets in four of them, including last November’s 1-0 victory on Humberside when former Tiger Dean Marney got the only goal.
That proved to be Hull’s only defeat in an 11-game run and Steve Bruce’s side remain right up with the automatic promotion chasers.
They have suffered defeats in their last two away games – shipping eight goals in the process.
But four wins in six games have kept them in the hunt and they will be seeking revenge at Turf Moor in front of the live television cameras.
The Clarets, meanwhile, are in need of a Turf Moor tonic after taking just two points from a run of three successive mid-week games and picking up only one home win since Boxing Day.
Sean Dyche’s men were out of luck last Tuesday night when at 1-0 they were denied what appeared an obvious penalty and could well have been playing against ten men for the last half an hour against Barnsley.
A victory would have made it two in a row and changed the perspective of Burnley’s recent run.
But if they need a change of fortune, recent history suggests a visit from Hull may provide it.
Last ten matches (Championship)
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Hull key man
The Clarets will face attacking midfielder George Boyd for a third time this season following his loan move to the KC Stadium.
The Peterborough man joined the Tigers after a proposed move to Nottingham Forest fell through at the end of January due to a supposed eye defect.
However, the 27-year-old still clearly has the vision to unlock defences and find the back of the net as he showed in scoring twice on his debut for Hull in a 5-2 beating of Birmingham City.
Last time out
Burnley 1 (Austin) Barnsley 1 (Cywka 84)
Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Lafferty, Shackell, Long, Edgar (McCann 53), Bartley, Stanislas (Ings 53), Austin, Paterson (Vokes 66), Kacaniklic. Subs: Stock, Mills, Treacy, Jensen.
Barnsley: Steele, Wiseman, Foster, Craine, Kennedy, Mellis, Perkins, Etuhu (O’Brien 78), O’Grady, Harewood (Cywka ht), Dagnall (Scotland 55). Subs: Delap, Hassell, Tunniclffe.
Crystal Palace 4 (Phillips 45pen, 52, 53, Zaha 77) Hull City 2 (Simpson 73, Meyler 90)
C Palace: J Speroni, P Ramage, D Moxey, D Delaney , J Williams (J Parr 65), K Dikgacoi, J Butterfield (S Dobbie 78), M Jedinak, K Phillips (Y Bolasie 74), G Murray, W Zaha. Subs not used: A Wilbraham, A Moritz, L Price, A Marrow.
Hull City: Stockdale, A Bruce, J Hobbs, J Chester (P McShane 59), S Quinn (A Fathi 69), R Koren (J Simpson 69), A Elmohamady, D Meyler , G Boyd, Gedo, R Brady. Subs not used: E Jakupovic, A Faye, N Proschwitz, C Evans.
Last meeting at Turf Moor
Burnley 1 (Paterson 34) Hull City 0
Burnley: L Grant, D Edgar, B Easton, B Mee, K Trippier, R Wallace, D Marney, C McCann, K Treacy (M Bartley 64), M Paterson (S Vokes89), J Rodriguez. Subs not used: J Stewart, A Amougou, C Austin.
Hull City: P Gulacsi (A Basso 42), P McShane , J Hobbs, A Dawson, J Chester, A McLean (R Garcia 83), R Koren, P McKenna, C Evans, C Stewart (R Brady 66), M Fryatt. Subs not used: J Dudgeon, T Cairney.
Burnley: The Clarets will hope to welcome back fit-again defenders Michael Duff and Ben Mee. However, Ross Wallace and Dean Marney remains doubts (knee)
Hull: James Chester (eye) and Tom Cairney (calf) are both fit for the Tigers’ squad, but Corry Evans misses out with a quad strain.
Stat of the Day
Burnley are going for their fourth successive double over the Tigers tonight, having win all seven of the previous meetings.
Referee: Eddie Ilderton
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