2019-20 Championship – Hull vs Charlton Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Hull vs Charlton kick off? Saturday 20th June, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Hull vs Charlton being played? KCOM Stadium, Hull

Where can I get tickets for Hull vs Charlton? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

What TV channel is Hull vs Charlton on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Hull vs Charlton in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL

  • Hull were dropping like a stone towards the bottom three before the season’s suspension, having failed to win in their last 11 Championship matches, losing eight of those games to leave themselves just two above the bottom three in 21st place.
  • The Tigers have faced turmoil off the pitch since the news of the season’s resumption with both captain Eric Lichaj and vice-captain Jackson Irvine both announcing their intentions to leave at the end of June, whilst winger Malik Wilks will return to parent club Barnsley.
  • In a timely boost for manager Grant McCann, striker Tom Eaves, who was unavailable for selection due to injury back in March, is now fit and available.

CHARLTON

  • Charlton dropped into the bottom three for the first time in their final match before the stoppage, but can climb back out of the drop zone with victory here.
  • Like Hull, Charlton have been dogged by contract issues with star striker Lyle Taylor publicly refusing to play for the Addicks in fear of injury disrupting a potential big money deal with another club once his contract expires at the end of June.
  • In Taylor’s absence, manager Lee Bowyer will likely call upon Macauley Bonne to lead the line for his side, with the former Leyton Orient forward scoring eight Championship goals so far this season.

THE PREDICTION

This is a vital relegation six-pointer, with Charlton looking to leapfrog Hull with a win, whilst the Tigers will hope to put daylight between themselves and the Addicks with victory themselves. A tense affair looks in prospect, but team spirit could prove the difference. Bowyer has cultivated a huge amount of togetherness in his Charlton side and that may see them through against a Hull team falling apart at the seams.

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