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Tottenham Hotspur travel to Hull City on Sunday in a bid to pull themselves out of the bottom half of the table and make a place for themselves in the top four.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Overview

Hull City have gone off the boil a bit after taking points against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool in recent games. They went into the international break, having lost to a struggling Burnley side, who secured only their first win of the season at the expense of the Tigers.

After a shambolic performance by the Tigers, manager Steve Bruce will get a boost by the return of Michael Dawson, who was missing from the mid-October with an injury, which will give his side the much needed stability at the back.

Tottenham come into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium before the international break, Mauricio Pochettino is being put under pressure by the fans for his failure to take Spurs to another level after taking over in the summer. The former Southampton boss has been found wanting for ideas up front, with the team collectively letting him down.

A win here for the Spurs will give them some momentum which will help them close the gap between the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool, who will pose a challenge as the season goes into the holiday season. They have lost three of their last four games in the league and cannot afford to drop more points as the season approaches the half way mark.

The north London team are likely to be without Andros Townsend who was sent home from international duty after suffering a ankle injury.

Steve Bruce
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is confident of his team bouncing backReuters

What Managers Say

Steve Bruce: "When you have a change of coach, a new direction, it's going to take time. The manager was the best thing on the block with Southampton last season and he'll probably be the first to say that it hasn't gone as well as he would have liked this season. People would expect Tottenham to be in and around the top six with a quarter of the season gone, but you need time and his methods will eventually come through."

Mauricio Pochettino: "Dawson chose to join Hull shortly after I arrived, while the decision to sell Livermore and Huddlestone was taken before I came here, but I am not scared of our old players at Hull. It was a shared decision - between me, Michael, the club, and we decided the best thing was for him to join Hull. It is always sad, for the people who have been close to you for 10 years, when you part because you share a lot of emotions together. But this is professional football and when you decide to do something different, you need to look forward."

Betting Odds

  • Hull City Win: 28/11
  • Draw: 27/11
  • Tottenham Hotspur Win: 19/17

Team Guide

Hull City

  • Last Five (all competitions): W D D L L
  • Last Result: Burnley 1-0 Hull City

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions): L W W W L
  • Last Result: Tottenham 1-2 Stoke City

Team News

Hull Cuty

  • Injured: Snodgrass (knee), Davies (back)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspened: N/A

Possible XI: McGregor; Davies, Dawson, Chester, Elmohamady; Brady, Huddlestone, Livermore, Diame; Jelavic, Hernandez

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: Bentaleb (ankle), Walker (abdominal)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspened: Naughton

Possible XI: Lloris; Dier, Vertonghen, Kaboul, Rose; Capoue, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane