Rough Guide to Premier League Newcomers Hull, Crystal Palace and Cardiff

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Rough Guide to Premier League Newcomers Hull, Crystal Palace and Cardiff
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This time last year, Crystal Palace FC, Hull City and Cardiff City were all expected to struggle in the Championship. Yet in 2013-14, all three teams will compete in the English Premier League with varying levels of expectation.

The highly rated Malky MacKay will lead the cash-rich red jersey-wearing Bluebirds with high hopes of staying in the division.

The ultra-experienced Steve Bruce, beginning his 16th season as a manager with his eighth club, following his third promotion to the Premiership, will take charge of Hull City, which captured everyone's imagination during their last foray in the top flight.

That leaves the ever popular Ian Holloway with Crystal Palace making up the trio of promoted teams. Palace head into the big-time for the first time in eight years with an absolute mountain to climb if they are to stay up.

According to most bookmakers, all three are near certainties to be relegated back down to the Championship in 2014.

Here, Bleacher Report takes a look at the promoted sides chances and provides a rough guide to the Premier League's new boys—Hull City, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City.

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