AFC Bournemouth travel to bottom of the league Hull City looking to start life without Nathan Ake with at the very least a result. But, Hull’s form seems to be turning with new man Marco Silva at the helm. We talk to Hull fan site Amber Nectar to find out who will be the key men and how they think thier fortunes are about to change. A big thanks to Matthew at Amber Nectar for his answers.
Q. A visit to the the KCOM Stadium is a different proposition since the appointment of Marco Silva. Do you think he will turn around Hull’s fortunes?
It is entirely dependent on whether he gets the players in that he wants, and that comes back to the ownership finally showing interest in improving the squad and supporting the man they appointed. The early signs from Silva are good; he’s learned quickly about the squad he has inherited and we’ve seen two very strong performances in the two cup competitions.
Q. The last time we spoke you said you expected Bournemouth to finish higher than Hull. Where do you see both teams finishing now we are halfway through the season?
Bournemouth will still finish healthily in mid-table. We’ll be anywhere from 15th to 20th.
Q. It’s January, time to sign up some new talent. Would you take any AFC Bournemouth players to help in your bid to stay up?
Q. Who do you think will be the key men for both Hull and Bournemouth on Saturday?
We’ve got to stop your front men, who are key for Bournemouth, and that brings Harry Maguire into it as a vital player for City. He is a colossus at the back, a mountainous, strong, courageous and confident ball-playing defender who is a proper hero at the moment. The return of our own main centre forward, Abel Hernández, is key to us, he’s been injured for two months, and every last minute we get out of a committed Robert Snodgrass as the bids come in from other Premier League clubs is crucial.
Q. AFC Bournemouth inflicted the heaviest defeat of the season on Hull at Dean Court. We see the game being very different this time out. What do you reckon the result will be?
City to win 2-1. We’re up for this.