• Hull have lost just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League home games (W4 D3 L1)
  • Stoke City have lost just one of their last six Barclays Premier League matches (W2 D3 L1).
  • Hull have won just one of their last eight league matches against Stoke (W1 D4 L3) and just one of the last five on home soil (W1 D1 L3).
  • Stoke have fewer points after 15 games than in any of their previous five Premier League campaigns (17).
  • Stoke have committed more fouls than any other team in the top flight (202) this season.
  • However, Mark Hughes’ side have taken just one point from the last 15 available on the road (W0 D1 L4) in the Premier League.
  • Only Manchester City (2) have conceded fewer goals in home games than Hull have this season (3), but only Aston Villa (6) have scored fewer on home soil than the Tigers (7).
  • Hull City have seen more opponents sent off than any other team in the top flight this season (3).
  • On the last occasion that Danny Graham scored in a Premier League away game (Dec 2012), he went on to score in his following appearance at home in the competition.
  • This will be the 13th Premier League meeting as coaches between these two former Manchester United team-mates with Steve Bruce winning four and Mark Hughes six of the dozen encounters. This will also be the sixth different fixture in which they have met.