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Hull City vs. Sunderland live stream - Championship strugglers in need of win

Brendan O'Neill in Football 15 Sep 2017

Championship strugglers Hull City and Sunderland go head-to-head at KCOM Stadium on Saturday afternoon with both sides eager to earn a much needed three points.

Watch & bet on live streaming football at bet365 > sports > live streaming football. Hull City vs. Sunderland kicks off at 1500 BST on Saturday, September 16

Hull play host to Sunderland having suffered back-to-back defeats in England's second tier and with manager Leonid Slutsky admitting confidence is beginning to suffer after Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Fulham. That defeat was the Tigers fourth of the season and with those four losses coming in their last five outings, it's little wonder morale at the club is not what it should be.

"We must look forward positively," Slutsky told the Hull Daily Mail. "It’s a normal reaction when you have a new team and new players when you have two defeats in a row, especially when losing one game 5-0. 

"Of course we have lost confidence but my target is to change (this) and bring back confidence. Everybody here is a good player and we have a really good team. But we must show our maximum level in a short time.  "It’s a really difficult time but we need to solve all of our problems together. Team, club, supporters, everybody."

City were thumped 5-0 by Derby County last Friday night and with just two wins, a draw and seven points to their name, sit 10 points adrift of league leaders Leeds United down in 16th place in the standings.

That's a disappointing return for the early pacesetters to say the least, but if there is any comfort to be taken ahead of the visit of Sunderland it's the fact that the Black Cats are in a worse predicament.

Sunderland come into the clash winless in their last five Championship outings and on the back of a four game losing streak with their latest reverse coming at home to Nottingham Forest in midweek (0-1).

The Cats may well be content to be on the road this weekend, though, as their loss to Forest made it 15 games without a win in front of their own fans.

Anf despite the result, Sunderland’s performance on Tuesday was much improved on their display at home three days earlier against Sheffield United when they were booed off after a 2-1 loss.

They'll hope to build on that at Hull and we should be in for a keenly fought contest as both sides look to drag themselves out a rut and get back in the hunt for the promotion race.

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