Preview: Crystal Palace v Hull City

Both Crystal Palace and Hull will be gunning for all three points in their relegation six-pointer at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Palace, who have enjoyed something of a resurgence under manager Sam Allardyce, come into this match in 16th place with 38 points, four clear of the Tigers in 18th place.

But after winning four games on the trot, the Eagles have endured a tough few weeks, winning two, drawing one and losing one ahead of three straight defeats, 1-0 to Tottenham, 2-0 to Burnley and 5-0 to Manchester City the last time out.

Hull, under the guise of their mercurial manager, looked to be well on their way to safety following a number of impressive results, but have also been too inconsistent in recent games to have secured their survival, with two games of the season remaining.

Hull won two, lost two then beat Watford 2-0, drew 0-0 with Southampton and most recently lost 2-0 to relegated Sunderland.

Ahead of this match Allardyce said his side are targeting the win and safety ahead of the final round of matches.

He told the club's official website: "It is Hull City we have to compete against and then there is the size of the game and it is similar for them so it is who deals with the pressure better will be a big factor."

He added: "Our crowd will be a big help as long as they don’t get nervous. If they do they will pass that over and that could make us that little bit more nervous than we want to be. We all have to try and deal with the emotion of the game and we have to try and come out on top."  

Silva said: "It was not good last Saturday [a defeat to Sunderland]. After the match it was not easy in the dressing room, but it's our obligation and it starts with the manager to put the players in the right way, to fight again."

In team news, James Tomkins and Yohan Cabaye will be handed late fitness tests by Palace but Joel Ward is out with a broken nose, as is Andros Townsend, who has an Achilles injury. 

Scott Dann and Mamadou Sakho remain long-term injury absentees.

For Hull, Lazar Markovic is out with an ankle injury, but Omar Elabdellaoui is fit again following a back problem.

David Meyler, Ryan Mason, Moses Odubajo and Will Keane remain sidelined.

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