Hull's team is in good spirits for tonight's game, all players are very ambitions and they will win tonight. One weak ago they lose match against Lokeren in Belgium, although they had more chances. Both teams played very open and we could see a lot of goals on that match. However, the Tigers is better team and they know how to defend their own goal on their own stadium. But, tonight they must score goal without receiving.
The stadium will be full like when they played against Trencin and they believe it will be the same atmosphere with the fans behind theirs. Tigers came through that game and they believe that can get the result again to keep everyone happy. A passionate sold-out home following roared Hull to victory against the Slovakian side on a historic night at the KC Stadium earlier this summer and Elmohamady has called on Hull's fans to provide the inspiration once again.
Elmohamady said:"We know we have to win by two on Thursday but, after the first game, we are confident. We want to keep the fans happy by winning and getting to the group stage, that's our aim."
The Belgian Cup winners have no fresh injury concerns and could welcome back South African midfielder Ayanda Patosi, who is close to recovering from a knee problem picked up in pre-season.
Bruce's side will take comfort from the fact their opponents have never won a competitive fixture in England, having tasted defeat to Manchester City in 2003 and Newcastle two years previously.
The mood around the KC Stadium is likely to have been boosted further by the capture of long-term transfer target Michael Dawson from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year old has signed a three-year deal at the club but is ineligible for this encounter.
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Hull will win tonight, and we expect with 2:0