Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has provided his prediction for West Bromwich Albion’s trip to face Hull City on Saturday.
The Baggies reclaimed their place at the top of the Championship by beating managerless Stoke City 2-0 on Monday evening.
Slaven Bilic’s side have opened a two-point gap at the top of the table and will be looking to extend it when they travel to the KCOM Stadium on Saturday.
What will the result be at the KCOM on Saturday?
They are likely to face a tough test, however, as Hull are in fantastic form–having won three games on the bounce.
Grant McCann’s men picked up an impressive 3-0 victory against Fulham at Craven Cottage last weekend and will be looking to extend their winning run to four matches on Saturday.
The Tigers last home game attracted the largest crowd at the KCOM Stadium in 18 months and with the club once again offering half-price tickets it seems likely it will be packed once again.
Writing for Sky Sports, Prutton has predicted that the home crowd will have some joy–indicating the game will finish as a 2-2 draw.
He said: “Hull have hit a really good spell of form and, with Jarrod Bowen and Kamil Grosicki in their side, they have a great chance of beating anyone in this league.
“West Brom are top of the league and got back to winning ways at Stoke on Monday. This should be an entertaining game between two sides with plenty of attacking quality, but I can’t split them. Score draw for me.”
That result could mean the Baggies lose their place a the top of the Championship–depending on how the chasing pack get on.
A win for Hull would be a huge statement of intent and could see them climb into the top six if results elsewhere go their way.
This is a big call from Prutton but I can certainly see where he is coming from.
The Tigers appear to have finally found their feet under McCann and with Bowen and Grosicki in their forward line, who have scored 13 goals between them this season, they’re a danger to anyone.
They were lethal on the break against Fulham last weekend and will likely be looking to do the same to the Baggies tomorrow.
However, Bilic’s side look a different prospect and have got real quality all over the pitch–this is going to be a really tough one for Hull.