This is our preview of this weekends Everton vs Hull, including team news, injuries, form and, of course, our expert analysis

With 7 games played, Everton invite Hull for a battle between 7th and 8th place on Saturday. Newly promoted Hull are performing well so far in the league and find themselves in the upper half of the table above the likes of Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion. They are probably pinching themselves everyday to check if they are dreaming.

Recent Form

In their last 5 games (in all competitions) Hull are performing better with 3 wins (60%) and 2 draws (40%) whereas Everton have won 3 (60%) and lost 2 (40%). However one of the losses came in the League Cup so did not affect their ranking in the table.

Everton’s most recent game found their unbeaten start to the season ending at Manchester City 3-1.

Head to Head

The head to head to head statistics are over 3 years old from the last time Hull found themselves in the Premier League having been relegated in the 2009-2010 season.

Everton find themselves with the slight advantage of 3 wins (60%), 1 draw (20%) and 1 loss (20%). This fixture has produced goals with an average of 4.2 goals per game.

Goals Conceded

Hull has the better record only conceding 7 goals (1 per game) against Everton’s 9 (1.3 per game). However Everton have a better scoring record, netting 10 times to Hull’s 6.

Team News

Everton are currently have 2 injuries on their list, with veteran Steven Pienaar out along with Antolín Alcaraz; although Pienaar looks to be back for the game on Saturday. Everton will be relying on the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Chris Coleman to ensure their side becomes victorious.

Hull are without 3 players including Robbie Brady who has scored 4 goals so far this season. Hull are likely to look towards Striker Danny Graham and defender Maynor Figueroa to get the win on Saturday.

Conclusion

The match looks to include goals and a great competitiveness which will convert into a brilliant atmosphere. Both teams are looking to climb up the table with Everton perhaps being the more competitive to break into the Europa League. Ultimately we must give Everton the  nod to get the points.