• Hull have lost their last two league games against Boro – they’ve never lost three in a row against them before.
  • Middlesbrough have won just one of their last nine away league games against Hull, drawing four and losing four.
  • The home side has won the last seven league meetings between these sides, since Middlesbrough won 4-2 at the KCOM Stadium in April 2011.
  • Hull came from behind to win 2-1 their only previous home Premier League encounter with Middlesbrough in December 2008, with all three goals coming in the final 12 minutes.
  • Middlesbrough have drawn more Premier League games 0-0 this season than any other team in the competition (6).
  • Stewart Downing could make his 400th Premier League appearance in this match – 202 of those previous 399 games have been for Boro.
  • Marco Silva hasn’t lost a home league match as a manager in over three years: (W32 D7 L0) with four clubs (Estoril, Sporting, Olympiakos and Hull).
  • Hull have won four of their five Premier League home games under Marco Silva (D1), twice as many as they won under Mike Phelan this season (W2 D3 L5).
  • Middlesbrough (9) have kept more clean sheets than any other Premier League team currently in the bottom six.
  • No Premier League player has completed more dribbles in the Premier League this season than Adama Traore (121) – level with Eden Hazard.