2020 Super League – Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Thursday 10th September, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What is the expected weather for Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity? 15c, cloudy

What channel is Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wakefield Trinity 26-27 Hull FC

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

  • Hull FC were unable to build on their solid showing against Huddersfield Giants as they suffered a heavy loss to Warrington Wolves last week to put a huge dent in any hopes of making the top four.
  • The Black and Whites trailed by just seven points at the break but were kept scoreless in the second half as they conceded 18 unanswered points to fall to the 37-12 loss and now face another tough test with a plethora of players unavailable.
  • With one eye on Sunday’s Challenge Cup tie with Castleford Tigers, interim head coach Andy Last has made seven changes to his squad with the likes of Manu Ma’u, Carlos Tuimavave and Josh Griffin all sidelined.

21-man squad: Bienek, Bowden, Brown, Buchanan, Cator, Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Ferreira, Fonua, Houghton, Kelly, Lane, Matongo, McNamara, Patterson-Lund, Savelio, Satae, Scott, Swift, Wynne

Unavailable: Scott Taylor, Josh Jones, Gareth Ellis, Marc Sneyd, Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave, Manu Ma’u, Jordan Johnstone, Josh Griffin, Ligi Sao, Ratu Naulago

Questionable: Masi Matongo, Chris Satae, Bureta Faraimo

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity return to action after they were forced to stand down following an outbreak of coronavirus within the club but they will believe they can earn their first win since the restart in this clash with Hull FC.
  • Trinity were kept scoreless in their last game before they had to sit out as Warrington Wolves proved too good for them in a comfortable 36-0 reverse with Wakefield’s issues on both sides of the ball apparent in that game.
  • They must deal without numerous players for this clash with key men Jacob Miller and Kyle Wood among those ruled out but they are able to call upon Ben Jones-Bishop following a long battle with illness while youngsters Connor Bailey and Yusuf Aydin will make their debuts.

21-man squad: Aydin, Bailey, Crowther, Gigot, Green, Gwaze, Hampshire, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kay, King, Kopczak, Lyne, Navarrete, Pitts, Senior, Tanginoa, Tupou, Walker, Westerman, J. Wood

Unavailable: Joe Arundel, Danny Brough, Tom Johnstone, Lee Kershaw, David Fifita, Jacob Miller, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Danny Kirmond, James Batchelor, Adam Tangata

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity have both been hit by outbreaks of COVID-19 since Super League returned but they will hope they can now focus on the campaign. This will be Trinity’s first game back after they were forced to stand down but they are without a win in their three league matches since returning to action while they were also dumped out of the Challenge Cup too. Both teams have some big names on the sidelines for this clash but that should lead to quite an open game and loose defence which should mean at least 46 points are scored.

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