Hull City hopes its first time outside the Premier League drop zone since October lasts more than a week after it visits Manchester City on Saturday (Watch live at 10 a.m. EDT on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
Man City opens play two points behind third-place Liverpool, but with Arsenal and Manchester United nipping at its fourth-place heels. Pep Guardiola‘s men are in a bit of a rut, winless in four PL matches with three draws and a midweek loss to Chelsea.
Hull has won three of four, and all the wins came against fellow relegation candidates. This, however, is taking several steps up in class.
What they’re saying
Man City boss Guardiola on his Hull counterpart: “I know this manager from when he was in Greece. He is making an outstanding job. I like the way Hull play. They have players with a lot of talent and I admire the way they want to play. They are very offensive.”
Hull manager Marco Silva on improving away form: “It’s clear that our numbers at home are very good, but now we have two games away from home and we have to improve our form. We have been competitive in all of the away games in my time here and some of the performances have been good, with the exception of Leicester which was a game I was not happy with.”