2019 Super League – Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Thursday 1st August, 19:45

Where is Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors taking place? The KCOM Stadium

What channel is Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors 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 Wigan Warriors?

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

Wigan Warriors – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/wiganwarriors/Events/Index

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Bowden, Connor, Ellis, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Griffin, Houghton, Kelly, Lane, Matongo, Minichiello, Naulago, Paea, Shaul, Sneyd, Taylor, Tuimavave, Westerman

Unavailable: Matty Dawson-Jones, Andre Savelio, Sika Manu

  • Hull FC will have to pick themselves up quickly with this short turnaround after their Challenge Cup semi-final loss last week as they host an in-form Wigan side that will close to within two points of them if they fall to defeat here.

  • Hull are nearing a fully fit squad to choose from with the only doubts this week surrounding forwards Sika Manu and Andre Savelio and neither have managed to prove their fitness in time.

  • Lee Radford makes just one change to his squad from last weeks’ Cup game as Manu drops out for young prop Masi Matongo who comes back into the fold following a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Burgess, Clubb, Farrell, Gildart, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Partington, Powell, Sammut, Sarginson, Ja. Shorrocks, Smithies, Williams

Unavailable: Gabe Hamlin, Dom Manfredi, Tom Davies, Ben Flower, Joe Greenwood, Joe Bullock

  • Wigan are one of the form teams of the competition and can enhance their play-off hopes with a win over one of their rivals here and will really fancy their chances having not played for two weeks.

  • Joe Greenwood and Ben Flower have both failed to return to the squad for the Warriors this week but they are able to recall two key players with the Warriors’ week off helping to freshen-up their squad.

  • Skipper Sean O’Loughlin and Tommy Leuluai have both been named in the 19-man squad and are expected to make their returns from injury as they replace youngsters Ethan Havard and Jack Wells.

THE PREDICTION

Hull FC face a big task to bounce back from their Challenge Cup exit as they host Wigan in a game that could have big implications for the play-off race. The Warriors have won six of their last seven and the rest last week should go in their favour as the fresher side can edge this. Hull’s gruelling defeat will have taken a lot out of them and will mean they will have to be at the top of their game to see off this in-form Wigan side but the Warriors appear to be hitting the heights required at the right time of the season and can improve their winning run here.

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