2020 Super League – Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC taking place? Friday 4th September, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC? 14c, clear skies

What channel is Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC on? Sky Sports Arena

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Hull FC 4-38 Warrington Wolves

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves continued their strong start following the restart in Super League as they made it three wins from three thanks to a superb victory over Wakefield Trinity in which they did not concede a single point.
  • In a fast-paced game, it took a while for the Wolves to open the scoring but they did not look back when they did and eventually ran out 36-0 winners to consolidate their spot in the top four.
  • Despite that success, Wire have been forced to stand down six members of their squad as a precaution after coming into contact with some Wakefield players that tested positive for COVID-19 but Anthony Gelling is back in the mix after serving a ban.

21-man squad: Ashton, Austin, Brand, Charnley, D. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Gelling, Johnson, King, Latu, Lineham, Longstaff, Mamo, Patton, Ratchford, Robson, Thewlis, Walker Widdop, Wrench

Unavailable: Ben Murdoch-Masila (Suspended), Sitaleki Akauola (Injured), Luther Burrell (Injured) Jason Clark (Quarantined), Chris Hill (Quarantined), Jack Hughes (Quarantined), Samy Kibula (Quarantined), Joe Philbin (Quarantined), Matt Davis (Quarantined)

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HULL FC

  • Hull FC produced a gutsy display on their return from a coronavirus outbreak within their camp as they put that episode behind them to respond to their big loss to Salford Red Devils in the best way possible by beating Huddersfield Giants.
  • FC were solid from the off and opened 28-point lead before the Giants threatened a comeback, but Hull held on despite visibly tiring in the second half as they claimed a 12-31 success.
  • The Black and Whites did lose scrum-half Marc Sneyd to an ankle injury during Sunday’s game but Jake Connor returns to the 21-man squad following the birth of his first child and he is expected to slot into the halves alongside Albert Kelly.

21-man squad: Bowden, Brown, Buchanan, Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Fonua, Griffin, Houghton, Johnstone, Kelly, Lane, Ma’u, McNamara, Patterson-Lund, Sao, Satae, Scott, Shaul, Swift, Tuimavave

Unavailable: Scott Taylor (Injured), Masi Matongo (Injured), Josh Jones (Injured), Andre Savelio (Injured), Joe Cator (Suspended), Gareth Ellis (Rested), Marc Sneyd (Injured), Ratu Naulago (Injured)

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THE PREDICTION

It is Warrington Wolves’ turn to suffer issues with the coronavirus pandemic and they will be without six of their squad for this clash with Hull FC. They will hope that does not affect them having won all three of their games since the restart and they did so in very impressive fashion last week as they nilled Wakefield Trinity. Hull were also impressive as they overcame Huddersfield Giants but with the Wolves still boasting the spine of their team, they should still have enough to be able to come out on top of this one and make it five wins in their last six clashes against the Black and Whites.

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