• 180 minutes of football between Hull and Stoke in the Barclays Premier League last season produced a total of just one goal (from Peter Odemwingie).
  • Stoke have lost just one of their last 10 games against The Tigers (W4 D5).
  • Hull have not won consecutive Premier League games since September last year.
  • Only relegated Cardiff and Norwich (two each) won fewer away games than Stoke (3) in the Premier League last season.
  • Stoke, along with Tottenham, were one of only two teams not to pick up a booking on the opening weekend.
  • Nikica Jelavic has scored only five goals in his last 48 Premier League appearances.
  • Peter Crouch is playing a fourth successive season with the same club for the first time in his career (played in three seasons for Villa, Liverpool and Spurs).
  • Crouch is the only player in Stoke's Premier League history to reach double figures for away goals (he has 10).
  • James Chester has only ever had three shots on target in the Premier League but has scored two goals.
  • Hull conceded only 21 Premier League goals at home in 2013-14, the same number as Manchester United.