Game: Hull City vs Everton
Competition: Carling Cup Round 3
Venue: Kingstons Communication Stadium
KO Time: 19.45 GMT
Everton and Hull look forward to put behind their Premier League woes and battle it out for a place in the fourth round of the Carling Cup.
Form Guide (Last five games- all competitions- Hull City)
Hull City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
Hull City 3-1 Southend
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Hull City
Sunderland 4-1 Hull City
Hull City 0-1 Birmingham City
Hull City beat Southend in the second round comfortably to make it to the third round. However, Phil Brown will not expect a similar match with a Premier League opposition to play against. Kamel Ghilas and Jozy Altidore showed promising signs at the start of the season but have since disappointed. Altidore scored in their second round win over Southend, Geovanni and Tom Carney being the other scorers. The Tigers expect goals from the same players in this round as well while Ghilas and Stephen Hunt are also expected to fire.
Hull have no injury problems with Dean Marney returning back to the starting lineup on Saturday.
Form Guide (Last five games- all competitions- Everton)
Sigma Olomouc 1-1 Everton
Everton 2-1 Wigan Athletic
Fulham 2-1 Everton
Everton 4-0 AEK Athens
Everton 3-0 Blackburn Rovers
The Toffees have gained some form after their dismal start to the season with just one win in the league prior to Sunday. However they have been doing well in the Europa Cup. Louis Saha is the man to watch out for after he scored a double against Blackburn in the last match. Similar to their opponents, the Toffees have no suspension or new injury problems, while long term absentees Mikel Arteta and Phil Jagielka are still out.
Hull City 2-0 Everton (Dean Marney, Michael Turner)
Everton 2-0 Hull City (Marouane Fellaini, Mikel Arteta)
Match Verdict: – With the home side taking the plaudits in their previous meetings, a similar outcome is expected from the match. Hull City may just edge out this one by a goal.
Hull City 1-0 Everton (Stephen Hunt)