The build-up to the encounter has been dogged by controversy over Hull's prospective name change, with the supporters continuing to protest against owner Assem Allam's intent to make the club be known as Hull City Tigers.
However, manager Steve Bruce is quietly doing his best to make sure that the Yorkshire outfit remain as far away as possible from the relegation zone.
Heading into Saturday's encounter, the Tigers find themselves 12th in the league table with 18 points from 15 matches, five points above the drop zone.
Meanwhile, their visitors Stoke are just a point behind in 13th, having registered a morale-boosting 3-2 home win against Chelsea last weekend.
Possible starting lineups
Hull: McGregor; Chester, Bruce, Davies; Elmohamady, Livermore, Huddlestone, Meyler, Figueroa; Sagbo, Graham
Stoke: Sorensen; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Assaidi, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch
Sports Mole says: 2-2