The 3-2 win over Newcastle at St James’ Park may have been their most eye-catching victory of the campaign so far but if Hull are to justify the odds of 31/100 about them surviving in the Premier League then it’ll be their rock solid home record that they have to thank for it.
Hull have conceded just once in five KC Stadium outings so far in 2013/14.
As befitting a side coached by one the finest centre-halves never capped by England Steve Bruce’s outfit have claimed at least a point from each of the four Premier League matches in the People’s Republic of Hull this term.
That they’ve amassed such a miserly record is just as well as a single goal has been the most the City strikeforce have posted against their enemies in any of those fixtures.
The Tigers play Sunderland, Stoke, Palace and Fulham inside their next six home games.
Although Liverpool and Manchester United also alight on Humberside during that sequence, Hull have a healthy portion of winnable home games against a quartet of fellow potential relegation candidates before the year is out.
None of the aforementioned foursome has notched more than twice on the road yet this term so hopes will be high that up to 12 points can be gleaned before Christmas.
Bruce’s boys average just 42.7 per cent of the possession in front of their own crowd.
At first glance this may not seem like an overly positive statistic, but when even the division’s best sides can struggle to break down a side content to be hard to beat it seems like a wise tactic to employ.
The lesser lights of Norwich, West Ham and Aston Villa have already proven that without a creator of Mesut Ozil or Juan Mata proportions Hull are nigh on impossible to score past at the KC Stadium.