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Hull FC v Wigan Warriors Preview
Hull FC welcome the Wigan Warriors from almost one end of the M62 to the other for what is always a must watch and is one of the most anticipated matches of the season for many fans.
The Black and Whites are a club who have a great stadium, a great fanbase and great players but they struggle with the consistency needed to step up and compete at the very top level.
One club who don’t struggle with that is the Warriors and that makes this a hugely important match up for the hosts as they look to show that they can compete with the best.
If they are to bridge that gap, the best way to do it is to pull one of those you are trying to catch back towards you but on the flip side of that, the Warriors will know that if they can come away with the win, they are keeping a potential rival at bay.
The Warriors have one of the most talented squads in the league, so if the Black and Whites can step up and put in an 80 minute performance, we have every needed for a potential match of the season contender.
The MKM Stadium is home of the Airlie Birds and is the host for this one and as one of the biggest and best ground sin the competition it is only fitting that it plays host to one of the biggest game sin the competition.
The modern all-seater stadium offers great views from all seats and for big matches such as this one, it offers a great atmosphere that gives the players all that they need to give us 80 minutes of great entertainment.
Hull FC v Wigan Warriors 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 expect from 2 clubs the size of both Hull FC and Wigan, especially when you take into account that they are both amongst the oldest clubs in he world and they are both based in the sports English heartlands, there have been a number of important match ups between the 2 sides down the years.
One such occasion came in the 1958-59 season when the 2 met in the final of the Challenge Cup in an entertaining game that was in the end comfortably one by Wigan by 30 points to 13.
The 2 also met in the final of the same competition in the 1984-85 season in what proved to be a much tighter affair, although the match had the same winner as Wigan outscored the Airlie Birds by 28 points to 24.
The first time that the sides met at Wembley Stadium in the summer era came in 2013 when Wigan dominated the game and even kept the Black and Whites scoreless in a 16-0 victory that saw them lift the cup once again.
Hull did quickly gain revenge however as they met once again in the 2017 season when Hull battled their way to a narrow 18-14 victory to win the cup for the second year running after defeating Warrington, also in a close game by 12 points to 10, just 12 months earlier.