Former Leeds man, Nick Barmby


The form table currently has Leeds United in 14th, having picked up just 7 points from their last six games. In the same time, Hull City haven’t faired much better scoring 9 points and ranking 10th in the Championship. However, neither team has been in the losing habit lately, with both losing just one game in that period.


In the goal-scoring charts, Leeds United reign supreme. Hull City’s top-goalscorer Robert Koren (6) is bettered by no less than four Leeds United players – Luciano Becchio (13), Max Gradel (9), Davide Somma (8) and Jonny Howson (7).

In total, Leeds United have scored 52 goals to Hull City’s measly 29. Only three other teams in the Championship have scored less than Hull City, all of whom currently reside in the bottom four.

The statistics also show Leeds United have had more shots on target this season than any other club (196) with a conversion ratio of 0.27. Hull meanwhile have managed just 142 shots and have a conversion ratio of 0.2.


Hull City will be hoping their goal-shy attack can capitalise on a Leeds United defence that currently ranks 21st in the Championship. By contrast, Hull City’s defence currently ranks 6th.


The Whites continue to live up to the Dirty Leeds stereotype with the worst discipline record and most yellow cards in the Championship. Hull are hot on our heals though, sitting just two yellow cards behind us in the table.

Hull City – One to watch

Robert Koren is not only Hull City’s top goalscorer, but also boasts more assists than anyone else in the Tigers team (5). The 31 year old Slovenian plays in midfield and wears the number 22 shirt.

Leeds United – One to watch

Max Gradel has been in irresistible form lately, tormenting opposition defences and also building an impressive record of assists and goals in recent weeks. Tonight’s referee did send Mad Max off against Bristol however, so let’s hope there are no sour grapes…


In previous meetings between the two sides, Leeds United have the much better record with 19 wins to Hull City’s 12.

The last meeting

Bradley Johnson went from hero to villain in less than a hour the last time Leeds met Hull in November 2010. After falling behind at Elland Road, Johnson equalised just after the half hour mark. Leeds went in front in the second half courtesy of Andy O’Brien, and looked on course to win the game until Bradley Johnson’s error gifted the visitors a point eight minutes from time [full match report].