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Castleford Tigers v Hull FC Preview
The Castleford Tigers take on Hull FC in a West vs. East Yorkshire derby that is always one of the highlights of the season for both clubs.
These 2 teams have given us some great moments down the years and both are relatively evenly matched.
Both teams have decent youngsters, experienced Super League stars and good quality NRL imports and both have big forwards but the difference is the way that they approach the game with the Tigers using a highly structure style whilst Hull FC stick to a simple game plan which can be a strength and a weakness all at the same time.
The Jungle is home to the Tigers and is host to this game and whilst it is an aging ground that is in desperate need of modernisation, it is a ground that on its day can rival any other for atmosphere.
Despite the relative long distance between the 2 teams, this is actually one of the closest away days for the Airlie Birds, who are a club well known for having a large following.
That means the Black and Whites will likely have lots of there own fans that when added to the vocal the Tigers get at every home game, sets this up to be a great atmosphere and the perfect venue for the players to give us entertainment from start to finish.
Castleford Tigers v Hull FC Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.
As you would expect from 2 of the biggest clubs in Yorkshire, these 2 sides have had a number of great battles down the years in hugely important matches but interestingly not too many have come on the national stage.
There have been a number of big matches played between the 2 sides in the former Yorkshire Cup including a couple of finals in the 1980’s.
In the 1983-84 season, the 2 met in the final played at Elland Road in Leeds where it was the Black and Whites that ran out the winners by 13-2 in a one-sided affair.
In the final of the 1986-87 edition, it was Castleford who gained revenge for that earlier loss as they ran out 31-24 winners in a match also played in the city of Leeds but this time at Headingley Stadium.
Interestingly, both club would go onto to win the competition on 5 occasions.