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3 things to look out for in the Hull v MK Dons match

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Former Championship leaders Hull City host struggling MK Dons in a top v bottom encounter at The KC Stadium this afternoon.

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Hull have won just two games in the last six matches and have slipped from the top of The Championship to fourth in  the table.

The Tigers are seven points behind Burnley who currently sit top of the division but Hull do have two crucial games in hand over their rivals.

MK Dons are looking worriedly over their shoulder as they sit in 21st place just outside the relegation place in The Championship.

The Dons have picked up four points the previous two game s but Rotherham have won three games in a row to close the gap to just one point with ten league games left to play.

Here are THREE things to look out for in this crucial encounter between Hull City v MK Dons:

1) MK  Dons lack of away form

Karl Robinson’s side have really struggled away from home this season and while they are improving at Stadium MK, their form on the road has been less than impressive.

Coming up against a strong Hull side who are notoriously difficult to beat at home, the Dons may struggle in this one unless they can put away their away day blues.

MK Dons go into this game as underdogs on paper, and it could be another difficult journey for fans and players.

2) Abel Hernandez

The Uruguayan striker has been in fine form for Hull City this season and he has been a massive part of their promotion-chasing success this season.

17 goals already this season show how important he has been for Steve Bruce this season and he could be the key again for the Tigers on Saturday.

MK Dons’ defence will have to be one red alert for the whole game it they are going to keep the 25-year-old off the score sheet.

3) Hull City defence

With just 20 goals conceded in 34 league games this season, Hull City have the best defence in the whole division and that will be important come May when they’ll be hoping to be in the automatic promotion places.

There is a little bit of extra motivation to keep a clean sheet as if they do it, they will equal a club record for consecutive clean sheets kept at home – 6.

With MK Dons struggling in front of goal and Hull’s defence likely to be as stern as ever, the outcome of this afternoons game looks inevitable on paper.

Hull and MK Dons fans…What are your predictions for the match? Will the Tigers equal their club record for home clean sheets? Can MK Dons cause a massive upset? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


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