EPL Preview: Hull City V's West Brom

Brian RhodesSenior Analyst IJanuary 30, 2009

EPL PREVIEW: HULL CITY V's WEST BROMWICH ALBION, Kingston Communication Stadium, Hull, Saturday Jan. 31, 15:00GMT.

Tony Mowbray's men will be looking to gain revenge for the three goal defeat the Tigers' inflicted on them at the Hawthorns in October. Like October, the Baggies meet the Tigers after a defeat to Manchester United.

Last week, the West Midlands outfit were heavily beaten by the reigning champions 5-0. The game was marred by the sending off of Paul Robinson for a late challenge. Luckily for the Baggies the Robinson's red card has been rescinded, so he is eligible to play.

The Tigers are not without their own troubles. Phil Brown's team have not won in 13 games and have not picked up a point in six matches. The East Yorkshire team will be hoping that the visit of West Bromwich Albion will herald a return to winning ways.

Hull City's striker Daniel Cousin is 50/50 for the game with Nick Barmby and Anthony Gardner still unavailable. Hull's record signing Jimmy Bullard, is poised for his first full start for the Tigers after recovering from a virus.

The Baggies are without Jonas Olsson, Leon Barnett, Abdoulaye Meite and Neil Clement. Clement who had a very successful loan spell with the Tigers last season is a long term casualty and will not be fit until near the end of the season. Ryan Donk and Pele will probably be brought into the West Brom defence despite both carrying groin injuries.