Hull City travel to Cardiff City knowing anything less than victory will see the Tigers relegated to League One. Grant McCann needs to rally his troops against in-form Cardiff with his team desperate for victory.
Cardiff are also targeting three points to assure their place in the play-offs. Neil Harris’ side will secure a Championship play-off spot if they avoid defeat but victory could see them climb above Nottingham Forest.
Must-Win For Hull City As They Travel To Cardiff City
Anything Other Than Victory Will See Hull City Relegated
Grant McCann takes his wounded tigers to Cardiff knowing three points are imperative for their chances of survival. Hull suffered at the hands of relegation rivals Luton Town in their last game making this match even more important.
The Tigers head into this game bottom of the table and three points adrift of safety. They know they must win at the Cardiff City Stadium to have any chance of a relegation reprieve.
Relegation would complete a rotten 2020 for Hull City. The loss of several key players across the past few months have hit the club hard. The fans are completely disillusioned and the players are struggling for form and confidence. The Tigers have won just two league games in 2020 – overall, they have amassed just nine points since New Year’s Day.
Grant McCann could once again ring the changes after another poor display. Matt Ingram is likely to retain his place in goal ahead of George Long. Jordy De Wijs, Reece Burke, Jan Toral and Josh Bowler are pushing for recalls.
Cardiff City Need Just Point to Assure a Play-Off Spot
Cardiff have been revived under Neil Harris since he arrived in November 2019. The Bluebirds have found their confidence and form that may them so dangerous in their last Championship promotion campaign.
They welcome struggling Hull City to the Cardiff City Stadium knowing a point will be enough to extend their season further. If they better Nottingham Forest’s result, the Bluebirds could rise a place to fifth.
Cardiff are fresh off two consecutive league wins and are building some positive momentum ahead of a potential play-off campaign.
Like counterpart Grant McCann, Neil Harris may also make a few changes. Lee Tomlin has started the last three and Harris will want to protect his star man. Junior Hoilett and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing could also get a rest.
Josh Murphy could start after his brace from the bench secured victory at Middlesbrough.
The two sides played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the KCOM Stadium. Jordy De Wijs thought he snatched all three points until Danny Ward struck in stoppage time.
Its must win for Hull City in any shape or form. Grant McCann is desperate to see some fight from his players. Cardiff know if they avoid defeat they will be in the play-offs. Neil Harris will want his side to build as much momentum for the play-offs as possible.
Cardiff City 3-0 Hull City