Hull v Newcastle: EFL Cup preview
The KCOM Stadium should be packed on Tuesday night, as Premier League outfit Hull take on Championship leaders Newcastle in the quarterfinal of the EFL Cup.
The match will make history for Hull, as it’s the first time the club have been in the last eight of the League Cup.
Hull have a decent record in cups in recent seasons, however, as they lost the 2014 FA Cup final to Arsenal.
Newcastle are also trying to win the League Cup for the first time in their club’s history. The Magpies have previously won the FA Cup on six occasions, although their last trophy success was way back in 1955.
Hull come into the game following a 1-1 home draw with West Brom last weekend.
Newcastle, meanwhile, suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Blackburn last weekend at St James’ Park.
Mike Phelan is expected to keep changes to a minimum against the Magpies.
Sam Clucas is missing with a suspension, while Ryan Mason is also out of contention with illness.
Elsewhere, Abel Hernandez is out with a groin strain, while Will Keane was recently ruled out for the season with an ACL injury.
Rafa Benitez will be hoping to recall midfielder Jack Colback after he missed the Rovers match with an eye injury.
Grant Hanley could also be in line for a return to the team following a shin problem.
Newcastle may recall Dwight Gayle, former Hull man Mo Diame and captain Jamaal Lascelles to the first team after they were left out the starting XI v Blackburn.
Hull predicted XI
Newcastle predicted XI
101GG predicts: Hull 1 – Newcastle 1