Hull City hosts Everton on Friday from the KC Stadium (Watch live, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as the Tigers look to climb off the bottom of the Premier League as the season hits its halfway point.
One win in their last 16 league matches has Hull sitting bottom of the PL as the season will soon shift to the post-New Year calendar. Abel Hernandez and Will Keane remain out for the Tigers, so it will be up to Robert Snodgrass and his team-leading five PL goals to pace the attack for Mike Phelan‘s side.
Meanwhile, Everton continues to face several injuries, most notably goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Yannick Bolasie remain sidelined. The Toffees have been inconsistent as of late, winning just two out of seven in the PL, however, Friday’s clash is a big opportunity for Ronald Koeman and co. to close the gap on a spot in the top six.
Hull City: Marshall, Robertson, Maguire, Davies, Meyler, Snodgrass, Livermore, Mbokani, Diomande, Dawson, Elmohamady. Subs: Jakupovic, Huddlestone, Clucas, Maloney, Weir, Henriksen, Mason.
Everton: Robles, Baines, Williams, Jagielka, Coleman, Gueye, Barry, Barkley, Mirallas, Valencia, Lukaku. Subs: Hewelt, Lennon, Cleverley, Funes Mori, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate.Follow @MattReedFutbol