Hull FC v St Helens

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Hull FC v St Helens
Date: Sunday 16th February 2020
Kick Off: 15:00
Venue: KCOM Stadium (Hull)
Competition: Super League
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Match Preview
SQUADS
Hull FC: Shaul, Tuimavave, Griffin, Swift, Connor, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Jones, Sao, Johstone, Matongo, Fash, Lane, Bowden, Fonua, Wynne, Buchanan, Ellis, Naulago, Patterson Lund
Saints: Makinson, Naiqama, Grace, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Thompson, Taia, Peyroux, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Knowles, Lees, Amor, Ashworth, Paulo, Smith, Bentley, Costello, Welsby, Dodd, Nisbet

Hull FC v St Helens Preview

Hull FC take on St Helens in what is always a blockbuster match up in a game that Saints head from one side of the M62 to the other in the hope to pick up a huge win in a game that has the potential to be amongst the best matches of the season.

Hull FC are a one of course one the best supported clubs in the coemption and are a team full of quality but they are also a club that have under-performed for some time now with only cup wins to show for their time in the Super League.

The belief in East Hull that success is getting closer and closer is building and it is hard to think of when Hull have had a stronger squad of players but they now have to find that extra belief that makes champions.

One club that have that in abundance is St Helens, a club that have known nothing but success throughout the history of Super League.

Both sides will be hoping to be battling it out in finals this season and when you face off against a potential rivals for trophies and silverware, it just adds an extra element to the game and makes it that big more important.

When you add in the big crowd set to be in attendance and the fact that these 2 sides are full of internationals and you have all that you need for a fantastic, action packed game.

Form

Hull FC have started the season with back to back wins and remain 1 of just 2 teams to still be undefeated.

St Helens opened the season with a win but lost last time out at Warrington in a game where they were kept scoreless.

Saints make 2 changes with Mark Percival injured and Joe Batchelor dropped to be replaced by the experience duo of Tommy Makinson and Kyle Amor.

Team News

Hull FC are without the suspended duo of Chris Satae and Albert Kelly whilst Manu Ma’u and Joe Cator are injured. Gareth Ellis does return where he is joined in the squad by the trio of Kieran Buchanan, Connor Wynne and Charlie Patterson Lund.

Stadium

The KCOM Stadium in the west of Kingston-Upon-Hull is one of the best stadiums in Super League.

Not only has it one of the biggest capacity’s but it also is amongst the most modern and still offers one of the better playing fields.

When a large crowd is in attendance, it is also one of the best atmospheres in the competition and that will be the case when Saints are in town.

All of that gives the players the perfect setting to produce their best and with so much quality out on the field, that sets this up to be one of the best games of the season.

Hull FC v St Helens 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.

Prediction

This has all of the hallmarks of been one of the game of the season and certainly as match of the round, so it is no surprise that it is so difficult to predict.

Saints came up against a Wolves side determined for them not to score last time out and Hull FC will have to show similar determination in this one and so far this season they have certainly looked a more switched on side.

This really is a flip of the coin but in front of another huge crowd at the KCOM and with the momentum that the hosts have, we are going to back them for a narrow win in a game that will be in the balance throughout.

Score Prediction Hull FC by 6

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