Statistically Speaking: Leeds v Hull City TSS August 14, 2011 Leeds United 15 Comments Ahead of the Tuesday night home game against Hull City, we take a look back at previous meetings, the season-so-far and other random bits of footballing type stuff all in a statistical format. Previous meetings Since relegation from the Premier League, half of the battles contested between Leeds United and Hull City have ended in draws. Of the other three, The Whites have won two and lost only once to The Tigers (ra, ra, ra). Our all-time record v Hull is 19 wins, 9 draws and 12 defeats. Goals Average There has been 106 goals in the 40 meetings between these two sides – an average of 2.65 per game. The average scoreline is Leeds United 1.55 – 1.10 Hull City Last Meeting The last time these two sides met was at The KC Stadium in February. Hull City took a 2-0 first half lead, but Leeds United fought back to rescue a point with goals from Robert Snodgrass and Davide Somma coming either side of half-time. Interestingly, both matches between the two sides last season ended in a 2-2 draw. Form Hull City started the season with defeats at home to Blackpool in the league (0-1) and Macclesfield Town in the League Cup (0-2). They did however record a surprise victory away to Ipwsich Town on Saturday which suggests some upturn in form following their embarrassing League Cup exit to Macclesfield. Leeds United meanwhile have lost both their league games with a 3-1 opening day defeat to newly promoted Southampton and a 0-1 loss to Middlesbrough at Elland Road. The only victory for Leeds United so far this season came in the League Cup with a 3-2 win at Elland Road over local rivals Bradford City. Discipline Leeds United have the worst discipline record in the Championship having collected 9 yellow and 2 red cards in just two games. Conversely, Hull City have one of the best with just 3 yellow cards from their opening two fixtures. Shooting In their two game so far, Leeds United have managed just 13 shots, 8 of which were on target for an accuracy rating of 0.62. Hull City meanwhile have taken 21 shots with 12 of those hitting the target for an accuracy rating of 0.57 Dangermen Hull City’s biggest goal threat is likely to be Matt Fryatt who was the club’s top goalscorer last season with 11 goals and has already scored his first of this campaign. The fact Luciano Becchio (19), Max Gradel (18) and Davide Somma (11) scored more than or equal to their top goalscorer last season should have Hull shaking in their boots. But with Luciano Becchio and Davide Somma out injured and Max Gradel suspended following his sending off against Middlesbrough, that particular statistic loses all relevance. Leeds will be looking to Ross McCormack and possibly Ramon Nunez to fill the void left by the absence of several key players. Tim Campbell I'm really struggling to say anything good about brown!! Adam Clayton on the other hand is everything brown is not. Hope nunez stamps his mark on the Hull game, you know how much I rabbited on about him last year, well now's his chance COL Sorry TSS but you say Leeds team against Hull City 'Should have goals in them?!' From where exactly!!? I don't see where the goals are coming from myself? At the moment we look completely toothless up front. In fact we look completly dis-jointed all over the pitch. TSS From those mentioned. I did say 'theoretically' to be fair. Tom Lees too looks good from set plays TSS Told you we had goalscorers! lol Admittedly, I didn't expect anything like that result. Captain_Peacock As none of the reds were straight reds, then I don't think they necessarily miss the next game so in theory both Howson and Gradel can play against Hull (of course I may just have made that up!). Can anyone confirm or refute this assumption please? James Eyre you could be right there mate, swear that it wont be enforced for the tuesday after a sturday game. not sure though. nick Rippon-smith Hi SS, I was there on Saturday and was very happy with the effort that the lads put in. OK 2 defeats out if 2 is bad, but look @ last seasons start. I believe we will turn the corner against Hull, it won’t be pretty but I think we’ll beat them. Hopefully a new signing will be made this week…. Or is that asking for to much…!!!! MOT Ron Galea If Nunez does not start this week then it is clear he has f*cked Grayson's wife. John P Your forgetting that Hull City are excellent away. We were clearly superior away to a fancied Ipswich team, Missed a host of chances against Blackpool and should have easily won. I go for an easy Hull City Victory. Watch out for Brady, Fryat & Koren 1-3 lufcnutt Does anyone know when Becchio is back….? We miss him so much i cant recall the last time we missed a single player so much…. Colin I think 1st November would be a safe bet for Becchio's full time and fully fit first team return. He's had an operation and that's enough in itself but he also hasn't faced any football in months. I'd give him a month to do his pre-season work, which would make November a good date. Give him September to recover and October to do his pre-season/get fit work. Not coming back anytime soon. TSS – surely Howson is suspended also (in addition to Gradel – both got 2 yellows). Leeds will put a threadbare team out against Hull, resulting in unwanted players coming to the bench just to make up the 5 subs. As John P mentioned, Hull are good away and especially against Leeds, this is one they'll really be going for. Hull City may surprise a few teams this season. They definitely will be looking to try and make the playoffs. With Leeds weakened and still working out how to play this season, Hull will be looking for 3 points here. If you're a betting man, get your money on a Hull away win. The only fly in the ointment is a potential 0-0 draw, but if Hull can get the first goal, then it's difficult to see how Leeds can get it back. Leeds are consistently poor on Tuesdays, the fans are restless and it will be a makeshift team from Leeds with Gradel & Howson out. Leeds have lost their Captain for this game and it's difficult to name who it might be. If it's that difficult to name a replacement captain, then it's difficult to imagine Leeds getting any points from this game. We all know what happens on Tuesdays. It's a pretty certain Hull win, or at best, a draw. lufcnutt Well fingers cross we can bring someone in on loan soon.i think the prem sides have to name their 25 man squad in the next week or so,so hopefully we could nick a decent unwanted target man on a short term loan till the big mans back… Cant really think of one off the top of my head,has anyone got any ideas on who would fit the bill..? TSS Right you are Colin, think I drifted off into my own little world writing that. trueyorxman I was speaking to an ex-PL linesman yesterday (genuinely) and he said the use of a 4th official for decision making, as in the way Howson was sent off after the ref had given us the free kick, is very much a grey area. The 4th official should only let the ref know abouts acts of violent conduct and nothing else. So in that respect we were cheated out of at least a point on Sat. lufcnutt Looks like we have got Keogh from wolves until january on loan. Is this a good deal for us or was we wanting something a little bit different…? The good thing is he knows the club well as his been here before,straight in the starting line up for the hull game,i think so…looks like nunez is set for the bench again…to be fair ross mac has put it in for us so far and now his off the mark he can nick a few more with someone to play off up top….