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

THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Thursday 12th March, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves taking place? KCOM Stadium

What is the expected weather for Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves? 7c in partly cloudy skies

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Warrington Wolves 22-14 Hull FC

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

  • Hull FC managed to avoid a fourth consecutive loss as they overcame Wakefield in golden point thanks to Marc Sneyd's drop goal but they will be concerned that they needed that after failing to hold on to a big lead in the second half for the second week in a row.
  • The Black and Whites were hoping to avoid any further injury problems last week but have been hit by a double blow after Manu Ma’u was ruled out with concussion while Joe Cator picked up a hamstring injury on his debut against Wakefield and will have to sit out.
  • To add to their injury woes, Ligi Sao has been handed a one-match ban for striking in last week’s game so there are call-ups for youngsters Jack Brown, Charlie Patterson-Lund and Charlie Graham.

21-man squad: Bowden, Brown, Buchanan, Ellis, Fash, Fonua, Graham, Griffin, Houghton, Johnstone, Jones, Kelly, Lane, Matongo, Patterson-Lund, Satae, Shaul, Sneyd, Taylor, Tuimavave, Wynne

Unavailable: Andre Savelio (Injured), Ratu Naulago (Injured), Bureta Faraimo (Injured), Jake Connor (Injured), Adam Swift (Injured), Manu Ma’u (Injured), Joe Cator (Injured), Ligi Sao (Suspended)

Questionable: Gareth Ellis (Injured)

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington earned a gutsy win over Castleford with a late drop goal as they put their horror show at Leeds behind them but they will be eager to build on that with an improved performance as they aim to fix their away day woes.
  • The Wolves have announced that Anthony Gelling is once again available for selection after being stood down due to a police investigation and he is expected to come straight back into the starting XIII in place of Keanan Brand.
  • Warrington have also called-up youngster Eribe Doro who could come into contention for a place in the side with Declan Patton and Luis Johnson the two to drop out of the 21-man squad that was named last week.

21-man squad: Akauola, Austin, Brand, Burrell, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Doro, Gelling, Hill, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Jack Hughes (Injured), Leilani Latu (Match Fitness), Matty Ashton (Injured)

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Hull FC and Warrington both secured victory by the smallest of margins last week and now go head-to-head. Both have struggled at the start of the season despite being tipped for big things this season and this could turn into a scrappy game with the pair desperate for the win. With Wire losing their last eight league games away from home FC should be confident, but their home form is not the best having won one of their last seven at the KCOM and with neither side boasting the type of records they would like, this is likely to be a low-scoring affair that goes under 46.5 points.

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