Mike Phelan
Mike Phelan was named as the Premier League's Manager of the Month for AugustLaurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Hull City take on Newcastle United in the 2016/17 season EFL Cup quarter-final clash at Kingston Communications Stadium on 29 November (Tuesday).

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 7:45pm GMT. There is no live coverage of the match in the United Kingdom. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Hull enter this fixture after settling for a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at home in the last league tie. In the Premier League, they started the campaign on a brighter note, but have failed to retain the momentum.

This has resulted in Mike Phelan's side entering the danger zone. They sit 18th in the league table after 13 matches, having gathered only 11 points. They are level on points with 17th place Crystal Palace with goal difference separating the two sides.

Newcastle were in a similar situation last season and failed to finish outside the bottom three, which resulted in their relegation from the top flight club competition in England. They are now at the top of the Championship table after 18 matches.

Dieumerci Mbokani
Dieumerci Mbokani is likely to be included in the starting XI to face Newcastle UnitedShaun Botterill/Getty Images

Hull progressed to the last eight of the EFL Cup following their 2-1 win over Bristol City. Their last three League Cup matches were played away from home and it is the first time they will be playing the EFL Cup tie at KCOM Stadium.

The Tigers have defeated Exeter City, Stoke City and Bristol City so far in the EFL Cup. Pheln will be targeting another victory over the Championship leaders in the quarter-final clash on Tuesday evening.

Newcastle, on the other hand, sealed a place in the quarter-finals after registering a 6-0 crushing victory over Preston North End. In the three matches they have played in the competition, the Tyneside club have scored 10 goals and are yet to concede a goal.

What managers say

Mike Phelan: "When you look at Newcastle, they have a really experienced manager. He's one of the most experienced managers in the Championship. All the players are looking forward to it though and everyone on the pitch will be giving their all to help us progress."

Rafael Benitez: "At this stage of the competition, there were a lot of Premier League sides so it was always likely to be a difficult tie. We have confidence, because we are doing well, but we have a lot of respect for Hull because they are a Premier League team and we will play away from home. So we will approach the game with hope that we can do well – but also knowing that it will be a hard game against a side from a higher league."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Hull City: 21/10
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Newcastle United: 6/5

Team News

Rafael Benitez
Rafael Benitez has helped Newcastle United sit on top of the Championship table Reuters

Hull City

Possible XI: Marshall; Elmohamady, Dwason, Davies, Tymon; Sondgrass, Livermore, Huddlestone; Henriksen; Mbokani, Diomande.

Newcastle United

Possible XI: Darlow; Yedlin, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Ritchie, Shelvey, Colback, Gouffran; Mitrovic, Gayle