Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday team news, score prediction, betting tips and key battle
The Tigers welcome Garry Monk’s side to the KCOM Stadium on Tuesday night (7.45pm)
The first of 10 Yorkshire derbies for Hull City this season takes place under the KCOM Stadium floodlights as an in-form Sheffield Wednesday side make the short trip up the M18.
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The stakes will not be as high as when these sides met in the 2016 Championship play-off final at Wembley. Not even close, in fact. Three Championship points, after all, has nothing on a cheque for £180m.
Yet Hull City’s first Yorkshire derby of 2019-20 up against Sheffield Wednesday still has the capacity to get the juices flowing more than any other game at the KCOM Stadium this season.
This feels like a contest to get teeth stuck into. City, unbeaten in four, up against a Wednesday side aiming to burst into the top six.
Mo Diame joined Newcastle two years ago after rejecting Hull City’s offer of a new deal
Mo Diame celebrates victory in the 2016 Championship play-off final (Image: Getty)
Like Saturday’s visit of Cardiff, a contest that finished up 2-2, facing the Owls is a decent yardstick as to where City find themselves as we near the quarter-mark of the campaign.
Garry Monk’s side have taken seven points from a possible nine following his appointment and Saturday’s 4-1 win at Middlesbrough was among the stand-out results of the Championship season.
Confidence will be high among the visitors from South Yorkshire but City are becoming a tough team to beat. Just two losses have come in the last eight games, suggesting that McCann’s men are more than capable of holding their own.
Too many draws have stifled progress but the Owls on current form could prove tough to topple.
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