Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
The ground at MKM Stadium will shake when Hull City and Fulham go head to head in the FA Cup last 64 on Saturday. The Tigers have been showing signs of improvement at the start of 2023, with the team beating both Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic in the last two league games, and they must be high on spirits ahead of the visit of Fulham. Tyler Smith, who scored a brace against the Latics, should be recalled to the starting XI, while all Baxter, Emmanuel, Covil, M’Hand, Pelkas, Sinik, Tetteh, and Traore have been struggling with injuries of late.
The Cottagers, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the Premier League, with the team sitting in seventh place after 18 rounds. Aleksandar Mitrovic look unstoppable at the moment, but the top scorer could be rested against Hull City as he represented Serbia at the World Cup finals in December. Midfielder Neeskens Kebano has yet to overcome an Achilles injury. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as both sides have been impressive in front of goal of late.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.