Huddersfield Giants vs Hull Kingston Rovers 17/05/19 Preview, Prediction & Team News

Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants vs Hull Kingston Rovers
Date: Friday 17th May 2019
Kick Off: 19:45
Venue: John Smiths Stadium (Huddersfield)
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SQUADS
Huddersfield Giants: McIntosh, McGillvary, Turner, Gaskell, Clough, Leeming, Matagi, Murphy, Lawrence, O’Brien, Ta’ai, English, Jake Wardle, Russell, Hewitt, L Senior, I Senior, Joe Wardle
Hull Kingston Rovers: Hall, Crooks, Keinhorst, Shaw, McGuire, Mulhern, Tomkins, Hauraki, Garbutt, Atkin, Vaivai, Addy, Lawler, Lannon, Linnett, Drinkwater, Oakes, Rooks, Maria

Huddersfield Giants vs Hull Kingston Rovers

Huddersfield Giants welcome Hull Kingston Rovers to the John Smiths Stadium for this round 15 match up from the 2019 Super League season in match that will have a huge say on things towards the foot of the table.

It has been a season of struggle for both sides, with Huddersfield starting the round in 9th place whilst Hull KR are down in 11th. The Robins start just 2 points off of last spot with Huddersfield just 2 points ahead of them which just highlights the importance of the win for both sides.

Huddersfield can open up a large gap between them and the wooden spoon battle whilst Hull KR can not only open a gap but also reel in another competitor.

With both teams struggling for form in the league, the Robins will be boosted by their cup win last time out.

Form

Huddersfield have won just 1 of their last 5 outings and they have lost each of their last 3. At home they have won 3 of their last5 but they have lost their last 2.

Hull KR have win just 1 of their last 5 matches with that win coming last time out in the cup at Salford. In the league they have lost each of their last 4.

Team News

Michael Lawrence is back from suspension for the Giants.

The Robins will be glad to have Mitch Garbutt back whilst Antoni Maria is back from been cup tied.

Prediction

This is one of the tougher matches to predict as both teams are struggling for form and both teams are evenly matched on paper.

One big difference is the defence of the Giants which has been so much stronger than Hull KR’s so we are going to back them for the win.

Score Prediction Huddersfield Giants by 10

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