A very interesting clash is taking place on Saturday that could go a long way to determining the fate of two Premier League teams. Yes, there is Liverpool against Arsenal - a fixture that everyone is talking about - but Hull against Sunderland promises to be an intriguing game too.
Both sides are potential relegation candidates, especially Sunderland after their poor start. But Hull fans will never feel safe until it is mathematically confirmed, as is the case with most promoted teams when they make it to the Premier League.
Hull currently sit 10th with 11 points. This may seem impressive for a newly-promoted side, but there is only three points difference between them and Norwich who have eight points in 18th.
Goals seem to be the problem for Steve Bruce’s side, who have only netted four times - three of them coming away at Newcastle. The Tigers have had a tough start though, facing Chelsea on the opening day and then Manchester City in the same month.
It was a month that saw them lose those games, but a positive was their win against Norwich.
Sunderland are 19th with four points but are only just adjusting to their recent managerial change.
A win against Newcastle always cheers up their fans and the win last weekend may just be what was needed to kick-start their season after a dismal start. This start has seen losses to Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, which may have been expected. The losses to Crystal Palace and the 4-0 defeat to Swansea, though, were hard to swallow for their fans.
The clash at the KC Stadium will be a scrap at times but that is what both teams must do to stay in the Premier League. Sunderland have won each of their last six meetings and will hope to do so again tomorrow to get closer to safety.
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