FootyMAD's Hull City match preview

Last updated : 09 April 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Hull City v Northampton Town fixture

Northampton travel to take on Hull City at The KC Stadium on Saturday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Cobblers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them being consigned to defeat by opponents in 5 of the 8 games.

The last time the two teams met at Hull City was just over four years ago, in October 1999, with Northampton inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Tigers in a League Division Three match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 04 OctNorthampton1 - 5Hull CityLD3
1999/2000Fri 21 AprNorthampton1 - 0Hull CityLD3
1999/2000Sat 16 OctHull City0 - 1NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Sat 01 MarHull City1 - 1NorthamptonLD3
1996/1997Tue 03 DecNorthampton2 - 1Hull CityLD3
1982/1983Sat 05 MarNorthampton1 - 2Hull CityDIV4
1982/1983Sat 23 OctHull City4 - 0NorthamptonDIV4

Recent respective form guides

Hull City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Tigers, with 5 goals against.

The Cobblers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Cobblers, and 2 goals against.

Hull City are currently occupying 2nd spot in their division, gaining 76 points from their 39 games. Northampton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Nationwide League Division Three, picking up 61 from their 39 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Tigers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Hull City Won 3 successive home games.
11 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 5 matches.
Northampton Undefeated in last 3 away games.
6 games since last defeat.