Five Key Matches
v Burnley (H) on September 11
Burnley won the Championship last season and this meeting will define who has best made the step up.
v Middlesbrough (A) on December 4
The Tigers managed to beat Boro 3-0 at home last year but lost 1-0 away – this could be a relegation decider.
v Bournemouth (H) on January 15
Narrowly avoided relegation last season, midway through the season, this is all about relegation rivals.
v Watford (H) on April 23
Newly-promoted Watford managed to finish in a healthy 13th spot last season so any victory here will be hard earned.
v Crystal Palace (A) on May 14
This could seal Hull’s fate if they are on the cusp of the relegation zone - either condemning them or saving them.
SBS Host Lucy Zelic's Prediction: 19th
A play-off win catapulted Hull City back into the big time after the drop in 2015. A host of players with top-flight experience, including key midfielder Tom Huddlestone, will benefit them, but losing manager Steve Bruce on the eve of the new season is a massive setback. Challenge is nothing new for the Tigers, but will they be up for it?