Hull City v Manchester City

Aguero: Out through injury

The Citizens have seen their stellar season take some bitter blows in recent weeks, having gone down 4-1 on aggregate against Barcelona in the Champions League while also losing their FA Cup quarter-final against Championship side Wigan.

Manuel Pellegrini's men did, however, manage to lift the Capital One Cup in that time following the 3-1 Wembley win over Sunderland at the beginning of March, and the manager will now be looking to make the most of their three games in hand over leaders Chelsea.

The Tigers, meanwhile, are enjoying a decent run of form, having lost just one of their last five matches in all competitions, while they most recently booked their place in the FA Cup semi-final thanks to a 3-0 win over the Black Cats.

Their league form, though, leaves much to be desired, with Steve Bruce's side having won just two of their last nine, leaving themselves only five points clear of the relegation zone but having played a game more than 18th.

On the team front, Hull will hand a late fitness test to Jake Livermore (thigh), although Robbie Brady, Joe Dudgeon and Paul McShane remain long-term absentees.

Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, though, are expected to return to the squad, having been cup-tied against Sunderland.

For City, Sergio Aguero suffered another injury setback and misses the match with a hamstring strain, meaning Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo are likely to lead the line up front.

Pablo Zabaleta and Martin Demichelis, meanwhile, are eligible to play as their respective bans are only in European competition.

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