2020 Super League – Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants taking place? Tuesday 13th October, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants? 12c, mostly cloudy

What channel is Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants on? Sky Sports Arena

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

Where can I get tickets for Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Huddersfield Giants 12-31 Hull FC

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

  • Hull FC put in a valiant effort having been given under 24 hours’ notice to take to the field against Leeds Rhinos last week but it was not enough as their opponents proved too good for them.
  • Hull raced into a 10-0 lead as they flew out of the blocks and could have extended that lead had Bureta Faraimo dotted down from a kick but that seemed to spur the Rhinos into life as they responded to condemn the Black and Whites to a 22-40 loss.
  • Interim head coach Andy Last remains without several key men including Albert Kelly but he is boosted by the return of a handful of players with Jamie Shaul, Danny Houghton, Joe Cator and Ratu Naulago all back in the fold following injuries.

21-man squad: Bienek, Bowden, Brown, Cator, Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Fonua, Griffin, Houghton, Johnstone, Matongo, McNamara, Naulago, Sao, Satae, Savelio, Scott, Shaul, Sneyd, Tuimavave

Unavailable: Josh Jones, Albert Kelly, Adam Swift, Gareth Ellis, Manu Ma’u, Kieran Buchanan, Scott Taylor, Jordan Lane

Questionable:

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants’ play-off hopes suffered a huge blow as they were defeated by Salford Red Devils last week and they must get back on track in this clash or face the prospect of missing out on the top four.
  • It was interim head coach Luke Robinson’s first defeat since taking charge so this will be an interesting test for the rookie as he attempts to get his side back to winning ways after the 16-24 loss.
  • The Giants are in a fortune position to be able to call upon a good portion of their strongest 17 with Jordan Turner back in the mix this week but hooker Adam O’Brien remains a big loss due to a neck injury.

21-man squad: Cudjoe, Edwards, English, Gaskell, Gavet, Golding, Hewitt, Holmes, Lawrence, Matagi, McGillvary, McIntosh, McQueen, Moore, Russell, Senior, Sezer, Stevens, Turner, Ja. Wardle, Jo. Wardle

Unavailable: Jon Luke Kirby, Chester Butler, Aaron Murphy, Adam Walne, Ukuma Ta’ai, Adam O’Brien, Oliver Wilson

Questionable: Jordan Turner

THE PREDICTION

Hull FC, like many other sides, will be delighted to see the back of this season with injuries and COVID-19 issues preventing them to fielding anywhere near their strongest team for the vast majority of the campaign. Their top four hopes were realistically ended a while ago so only pride is at stake between now and the end of the campaign, but the same cannot be said for Huddersfield Giants. They are right in the mix for a play-off spot despite last week’s defeat to Salford Red Devils but they will need to respond to that to get their plans back on track. The Giants are not too far away from naming their best 17 here and that could prove to be pivotal for them in earning the win.

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