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Catalans Dragons v Hull FC Preview
The Catalans Dragons welcome Hull FC from East Yorkshire to the South of France for what has the potential to be an entertaining match up.
The trip to Perpignan is always a difficult one, not only down to the travel but do to the change is playing conditions, weather and routine and whilst that should really play into the hands of the hosts, they have a way of making things difficult for themselves.
Far too often the home advantage Les Dracs have is off set by the clubs poor discipline and in a match against a team such as Hull FC, the Dragons will need to not only be at their best but they will also need to keep 13 men out on the field and to not be on the losing side of the penalty count.
Both of these 2 clubs are in that mix of been good enough to challenge for honours if they can keep healthy and keep confidence high whilst a run of losses could see them drop into mid-table.
That adds extra pressure on both sides to pick up the win in this one and also makes this an intriguing game for neutrals.
The Stade Gilbert Brutus in the city of Perpignan is home of the Dragons and host of this game.
The stadium is a mix of the new and the old and can be amongst the most atmospheric in the sport. The Airlie Birds tend to have a large following when they play in France and that does add to the atmosphere but the home fans are known to be quick to turn on their own team if the away team get on top, all of which can add to the spectacle.
Catalans Dragons 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.