Cellar-dwelling squad Hull City ( 12 Points ) is scheduled to host powerhouse team Manchester City ( 36 Points ) at their home field of KCOM Stadium on December 26 Monday as the 2016-17 Premier League season continues. Hull City vs Manchester City Kick-off Time, Team News, Squad
Manchester City will look to build on back to back Premier League wins when they meet Hull City on Boxing Day.
Pep Guardiola scaled back his plans for City following the heavy defeat at Leicester City by asking less of his defenders and that provided victories against both Watford and Arsenal.
City will be without two or three senior players but do welcome back a key part of their midfield.
Hull City vs Manchester City Kick-off Time, Team News, Squad
TV Coverage and Kick-off time
The game kicks off at 17:15 UK time on Monday, December 26, and will be shown on Sky Sports 1.
Hull City vs Manchester City: Team News
Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason is expected to shake off a knock in the time for the Boxing Day visit of Manchester City.
Mason will be back in contention after missing last week’s defeat at West Ham, but striker Abel Hernandez is still another fortnight away from a return to action after being sidelined since early November due to a groin injury.
Tigers boss Mike Phelan has no new injury or suspension concerns, while Allan McGregor, Alex Bruce, Moses Odubajo, Will Keane and Greg Luer all remain sidelined.
Right back Pablo Zabaleta is doubtful for Manchester City with a knee problem.
Midfielder Fernandinho returns from a three match suspension but striker Sergio Aguero still has one match of his ban remaining.
Captain Vincent Kompany ( knee ) and midfielder Fabian Delph ( groin ) continue to work towards a comeback but llkay Gundogan ( knee ) is a long term absentee.
Hull City : Marshall, Jakupovic, Elmohamady, Maguie, Dawson, Davies, Robertson, Huddlestone, Livermore,
Henriksen, Mason, Clucas, Snodgrass, Mbokni, Diomande, Meyler, Maloney, Weir, Bowen.
Manchester City : Bravo, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Otamendi, Stones, Adarabioyo, Kolarov, Clichy, Toure,
Fernando, Fernandinho, De Bryne, Navas, Sterling, Sane, Silva, Garcia, Nolito, Iheancho.
Recent League Form ( latest result first )
Manchester City : WWLLW
Hull City : LLDLD
Mike Phelan ( Hull ).
Pep Guardiola ( Manchester City ).
Head To Head League Record
Hull City wins : 24
Draws : 16
Manchester City wins : 29
Best Opta Match Fact
1. Hull City’s previous game against Manchester City on Boxing Day ended in a 5-1 defeat at the Etihad in 2008.
2. The Citizen have lost just one of their previous eight Premier League games against Hull City ( W4 D 3 )
3. Raheem Sterling has scored on each of his last two games on Boxing Day, once against Burnley in 2014 and against Sunderland last season.
4. The Tigers have won their last two league games played on Boxing Day, scoring three goals in each clash ( 3-0 v Burnley in 2015 and 3-1 Sunderland in 2014 ).
5. Hull City found themselves bottom of the Premier League on Christmas Day. 21 of the 24 sides to be bottom of the league at Christmas have been relegated that season.