A good start by Hull had them firmly hoisted in the upper half of the league and seemingly safe. The 6-0 demolition of Fulham certainly seemed to drive home that theory. However, four games later, the Fulham victory remains their last victory. A run of four straight defeats has seen Hull slide down the table quickly and stuck in a battle they had seemingly got away from.
In Tottenham, Hull face a team in great from - save for their 5-1 drubbing by Manchester City. Before the Man City game, Tim Sherwood had won 16 points out of an available 18 and given that Tottenham tend to struggle against the bigger teams, whilst putting away teams beneath them, you would expect them to give a strong showing today.
As Adebayor and Eriksen seem to be the only players capable of transforming Tottenham's attacking play into anything substantial, the duo will be looked upon today to keep Tottenham in touching distance of Liverpool in fourth.
However, I believe the right wing of Aaron Lennon's will be a deciding point of the match. Hull like to squeeze the game and in many senses, Eriksen's game plays into Hull's most preferred tactic.
Lennon on the other hand is the archetypal winger - fast, daring and keeps the width on his side. With Hull likely to go with three at the back, Tottenham need at least one player to drag one of the Hull center backs out wide. If Tottenham can do this enough times, they'll get there fair share of goals.
Though this will be no easy feat considering Hull do not concede many goals. Therefore, if Tottenham are to win, they may have to keep a clean sheet to do so.
In the matches Tottenham have lost this season, most noticeably against: West Ham, Manchester City (twice) and Liverpool, Tottenham were undone by creative midfielders slicing up their defence with slick passes; or being taken apart on the counter attack.
For the most part Hull are a direct team and that should suit Tottenham who are good in the air.
Hull City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur