2019 Super League – Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Thursday 7th February, 19:45

Where is Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers taking place? The KCOM Stadium

What channel is Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers on in the UK? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream the match in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers?

Hull FC – https://ticketing.hullfc.com/

Castleford Tigers – https://tigers.mysportstickets.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Connor, Dawson-Jones, Faraimo, Griffin, Houghton, Lane, Litten, Manu Matongo, Miloudi, Minichiello, Paea, Shaul, Sneyd, Taylor, Thompson, Tuimavave, Washbrook, Westerman

Unavailable: Albert Kelly, Josh Bowden, Chris Green, Josh Bowden, Fetuli Talanoa, Lewis Bienek, Liam Harris, Dean Hadley

  • Hull FC will be looking for a quick response this week after losing to local rivals Hull KR on the final play of the game in their opening fixture last weekend.

  • The Black and Whites’ losing streak now stands at 12 games but they are able to welcome back a couple of key players this week which will give them a huge boost.

  • Hull can call upon England international Jake Connor from suspension to add some guile to the Black and Whites' attacking play whilst Joe Westerman is also another big addition.

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Clare, Clark, Eden, Edogo, Foster, Massey, Mata’utia, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, Moors, O’Neill, Rankin, Roberts, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Trueman, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Matt Cook

  • Castleford Tigers were comfortable winners in their season opener against Catalans Dragons as they eased to a 20-4 victory.

  • New signing Jordan Rankin was chosen as the halves partner to Jake Trueman but Ben Roberts will be hoping to force his way into the side for this game.

  • Castleford will be without the services of forwards Mike McMeeken and Matt Cook after the pair picked up injuries last week. Jacques O’Neill and Tuoyo Egodo are named in the 19-man squad with Mitch Clark set to come onto the bench for the Tigers.

THE PREDICTION

Hull FC were unable to hold on as their injury-hit side went down in heartbreaking fashion and have now lost 12 consecutive games. They host Castleford this week desperate to end that run as soon as possible but the Tigers will have other ideas and will feel they can prolong the Black and Whites' agony. The home side have two big players back who should change the way they attack and that could be a big difference. In what should be a tight game, Hull could finally end their long losing streak if they play with the same intensity as last week.