Hull and Cardiff close off match-day 26 of the Championship when they meet at the Kingston Communication Stadium on Wednesday.
The Tigers warmed up for the clash by securing their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup as Robert Snodgrass scored a penalty four minutes before half-time to see of the challenge of Brighton and Hove Albion.
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The win over the Seagulls was Hull’s second in successive following a 2-1 win away to QPR in the league. In general though Steve Bruce’s men have been inconsistent of late, losing two and winning three of their last five.
The club were rocked today with the news that Tom Huddlestone could make a move to rivals Derby.
I can certainly knock that on the head and I’m sure I’ll be doing the same with some other stories while the transfer window is open,” Bruce told BBC Radio Humberside.
“Do you think I’m going to sell Tom to Derby? It would be madness to sell to a rival.”
The form means they will head into the clash third in the table, five points behind leaders Middlesbrough, and perhaps more importantly just a point off second place Derby.
Cardiff are just 6 places and 10 points below their midweek hosts amid some inconsistent league form of their own. The Welsh outfit have lost two, drawn one and won two of their last five outings.
Their most recent win came in their last outing, at home to Nottingham Forest with Joe Mason’s 58th minute goal enough to secure the three points.
Away from home the club have really struggled though and have lost four of their last five games, their only reprieve a 3-2 win at struggling Bolton.
Birmingham, Derby and Leeds United have all managed to win with clean-sheets against the Bluebirds while lowly MK Dons also picked up three points at home to Russell Slade’s men.
Cardiff have lost two and drawn two of their last four meetings with Hull, going down 2-0 when the sides met at the Cardiff City Stadium in September.
Their last win over the Tigers came in 2012 when they prevailed 2-1 with Heidur Helguson and Mark Hudson scoring the goals. Their last win the Kingston Communication Stadium was in 2011 when they won 2-0.