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My 5 Keys to Victory for Fulham Against Hull City - Match Preview

Hull City vs. Wolverhampton Jan 30th 
Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Hull City vs. Wolverhampton Jan 30th Photo courtesy of Getty Images

Fulham play tomorrow against Hull City at the KC Stadium. The game takes place at 3PM UK Time and 11AM EST. The game will be shown on Fox Soccer Channel in the U.S. on taped Delay at 6PM EST. In October, Fulham beat Hull 2 - 0 at Craven Cottage. This should be an interesting game as Hull are fighting relegation and Fulham are trying to win there second road game.Below are"my 5 keys to victory for Fulham against Hull City."   

1. Fuham need to score early and set the tone for the match.  Fulham, can really set the tone for the match with an early goal.  A nice goal by Bobby Zamora or Clint Dempsey should do just fine. They did this in their last match, but they had a poor second half. On the road against Hull City they could really take the crowd out of the match and really hurt the confidence of Hull City.  Hull City can be tough at home.  If they get off to a fast start it might be tough for Hull to keep up.    

 2.  If Bobby Zamora cannot play I hope Okaka will start. Zamora came out in the second half of the last match. According to the newspapers he is a late fitness test for the match. If he cannot go please give Stefano Okaka a chance to shine. It looks like he has some skills. This could be a good chance for him to show what he can do. 

3.  Fulham again need to be better against set pieces.This is turning out to be a regular theme lately with Fulham regarding set pieces. They got burned again against Tottenham on a free kick. As we all know Jimmy Bullard is excellent on free kicks. They need to fix this issue this week. Roy Hogdson I hope worked on this with the club in training. 

4. Fulham need to watch out for Jozy Altidore. Many fans might not be familiar with him, but he can score and needs to be watched. I have watched this Team USA player play many times. I actually was hoping he would be coming to Fulham.  He is coming off of an injury though. Mark Schwarzer in net should be aware of where he is at all times.

5. Fulham need to control the midfield.  Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu need to control this part of the field. To me it is again setting the tone and getting the ball up to Zamora.

A victory tomorrow for Fulham Is really needed. They need to win again on the road. They have a better shot in this road game than there next road game against Liverpool. Let's hope the Cottagers can pull out a victory.