MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Hull City

4th April 2015

The Swans will be looking to go one step closer to breaking their best Premier League points tally when Hull City visit the Liberty (3pm).
Garry Monk's side are currently on 43 points - five short of beating the tally of 47 set in the 2011-12 campaign.
They will also be looking to claim the league double over the Tigers, with Ki Sung-Yueng's goal proving the difference at the KC Stadium last December.
The hosts go into the game with three victories in their last five games, though Steve Bruce's are without a win in their last four matches.
Hull currently lie 15th in the table - three points above third-bottom Burnley with eight games to go.
The Swans will be without loanee Tom Carroll, who picked up an ankle injury during England Under-21 duty, while Jefferson Montero has a chance of featuring despite a muscle strain problem sustained while away with Ecuador.
Leon Britton is available for selection after missing the win at Aston Villa due to a back spasm, while Kyle Bartley has fully recovered from a knee problem.
The Tigers welcome back Mohamed Diame, James Chester and Gaston Ramirez from injury although the visitors will be without top scorer Nikica Jelavic, Tom Huddlestone and Robert Snodgrass.

Swans boss Garry Monk: "It has been a difficult season for them, but they have a good group with quality players. They pushed Chelsea all the way in the last game, and I was really impressed with them.
"If our attitude is spot on and our football is as good as it can be then we have the chance to win.

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "Whether you're playing teams up near the top of the table or near the bottom, each game is just as difficult. People are saying we have a tough run coming up, but if we were playing the bottom five in the division, would it be any easier at this stage? I'm not so sure. The one thing we know is that we have to play well."

  • The Swans only need four more clean sheets to beat their best tally (14) in the Premier League.
  • Only QPR and Burnley have won fewer away games than Hull so far this season. The Tigers have won at both Loftus Road and the Stadium of Light this term.
  • The last two encounters at the Liberty between the sides have ended 1-1.
  • The teams met almost a year to the day in last season's encounter, which Hull won 1-0 on April 4, 2014.
  • Hull are yet to concede a goal from a penalty this season.
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