Where: The Stadium of Light
When: Saturday, 8 February, kick-off 3 p.m. GMT
These two teams go into this fixture level on points, although still only two clear of the bottom three.
The Black Cats and the Tigers appear to be heading in different directions in the Premier League at present, with Gustavo Poyet's side now out of the relegation zone thanks to last Saturday's thumping 3-0 win at city-rivals Newcastle.
However, Steve Bruce's team have collected only one point from their previous five league encounters, although it was an impressive one, coming against UEFA Champions League-chasing Spurs at the KC stadium last time out.
It will be vital for the visitors that recently acquired strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic jell as quickly as possible if the club are to beat the drop this season, with the former getting off the mark last time out.
However, it would be a surprise if Sunderland did not take great confidence and self-belief, not only from their win at St James', but their form in general of late.
As a result, you feel the visitors' back five will need to stand firm in the north east on Saturday if they are to avoid being dragged further towards the drop zone.
Prediction: Sunderland 2-0 Hull
The home side's recent good run continues against a lacklustre Tigers.