Hull can boost survival hopes with vital win
Hull registered a vital victory against West Ham despite an awful first-half performance but they should be on the front foot from the off against Middlesbrough and can grab another precious three points.
Hull have done remarkably well considering their shambolic build-up to the season and are playing as well as any of the teams in relegation contention.
They have established a winning mentality at home and may have too much for Boro, who simply don't score enough goals.
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Tom Huddlestone continues his three-game ban. Evandro (calf) is a doubt and Moses Odubajo, Will Keane (both knee) and Ryan Mason (head) are out.
Fabio (concussion) is ruled out for the next two games, joining Calum Chambers (foot) and George Friend (calf) on the sidelines.
Hull have won six of their last seven home fixtures.