An underwhelming 13th place finish for Nigel Adkins men last season despite highly-rated winger Jarrod Bowen contributing 22 goals. This season’s success will largely depend on whether they can keep their star man.
11 clean sheet ‘keeper David Marshall has joined fellow Championship side Wigan, with QPR’S Matt Ingram coming in. The shot-stopper only featured in the first 4 games last season, conceding 13 goals in the process, before spending the rest of the season on the bench.
Hull City Opening Fixtures
Hull face a comparatively favourable opening set of fixtures, avoiding all relegated Premier League clubs and playoff contenders from last season. An away day at Swansea kicks off the season, with Reading heading to the KCOM Stadium to follow. A trip to Brentford is followed by two home games in Blackburn and Bristol City, ending with another trip to London with Millwall.
Hull City Penalty Takers
Bowen scored 4 of his 5 taken penalties, with the 5th one being saved.
Hull City EFL Fantasy Picks
Bowen is by far the stand out candidate with 22 goals and 4 assists last season and with penalty duty on top. Polish winger Kamil Grosicki also gives good value with 9 goal returns and an impressive 12 assists. Australian midfielder Jackson Irvine produced 6 goals and 1 assist in his midfield versatility.
Hull City Predicted Lineup
4-3-3: Ingram; Lichaz, Burke, De Wijs, Kingsley; Henriksen, Batty, Irvine; Bowen, Eaves, Grosicki