It has been over a year since Championship side Hull City last won an away game in the league. Their last win away came on the 20th August 2016, a 2-0 win away at Swansea in the Premier League.
The Tigers were 3 minutes away from their first away win in 13 months yesterday but a late goal from Reading meant the spoils were shared at the Madejski Stadium. The result left the Tigers 17th in the league.
Hull City have had a difficult start to life back in the Championship. They have 9 points in 9 games but have not won away yet in games against Aston Villa, QPR, Fulham and Reading. They even lost away to Doncaster in the Carabao Cup Second Round, even though the U23 side were fielded. Leonid Slutsky believes when City finally get their first win away it’ll be like “fresh air”.
The question many Hull fans will be asking is why are they so different away then they are at home. All of Hull’s points this season, bar 2 (draws at Aston Villa and Reading), have come at home. It seems that the Tigers have a losing mentality away from home and need a result to go their way to change things.
However, despite the poor away form carrying on from last season in the Premier League, the Hull side has dramatically changed from last season. There was a mass exodus of players leaving in the summer and 13 new signings came in, so why do this different set of players still maintain the same poor form away as their predecessors?