Hull City got their first home win of the 2018/19 season by beating Ipswich Town 2-0.
Goals from Jarrod Bowen and Jackson Irvine secured a big three points for the Tigers. Here is how they can start climbing up the league-
Scoring goals isn’t a problem
Hull scored 70 goals last season and only Wolves, Fulham and Aston Villa scored more. They have some good strikers in their ranks such as Fraizer Campbell, Nouha Dicko and now Chris Martin so will always have goals in them if the service is right. Hull have managed 8 goals in 7 games so far this season which shows they do possess a cutting edge.
The Tigers’ new-look defence was assembled of the summer with the likes of Reece Burke, Jordy de Wijs and Eric Lichaj joining the club and has taken time to settle. Their backline has been leaky so far this season and silly goals have been conceded. Defending set-pieces has been a real issue but the signing of Tommy Elphick could be massive for them. The experienced defender put in a solid performance against Ipswich yesterday and could be Hull’s saviour at the back. If he can help Adkins’ side stop leaking goals, they can start looking up the table and not down.
Keep players fit
Hull have some good players like Jarrod Bowen, Kamil Grosicki, Evandro and Chris Martin and could go under the radar for the rest of this season. It is early days but many have tipped them for a relegation battle and rightly so after another summer of mass departures. However, if they can keep their key players fit and continue to grow as a team, Hull could cause some surprises this campaign and will be facing the likes of Middlesbrough, Leeds United and Sheffield United over the next month.