2020 Super League – Hull KR vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Hull KR vs Hull FC taking place? Thursday 29th October, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Hull KR vs Hull FC taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What is the expected weather for Hull KR vs Hull FC? 14c, light rain

What channel is Hull KR vs Hull FC on? Sky Sports Arena

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Hull FC 25-16 Hull KR

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL KR

  • Hull KR dropped to the bottom of Super League and now have a big task on their hands to avoid the wooden spoon as they were embarrassed by Wakefield Trinity at the weekend which saw the two teams swap places in the table.
  • Rovers were punished for yet another slow start as they found themselves 26-0 down at the break and in their last seven matches in all competitions, they have cumulatively conceded 150 points before getting on the scoreboard in those matches.
  • Another poor start could be devastating for them here as they look to improve on their record of one win in their last seven Super League matches but they are boosted by the return of veterans Kane Linnett and Weller Hauraki who were rested at the weekend as well as Matt Parcell from injury.

21-man squad: Abdull, Crooks, Dagger, Gee, Hadley, Hauraki, Kenny-Dowall, King, Lawler, Lewis, Linnett, Livett, Maher, Milnes, Minchella, Mulhern, Parcell, Peteru, Rawsthorne, Storton, Tate

Unavailable: Mose Masoe, Adam Quinlan, Ethan Ryan, Greg Minikin, Jez Litten, Harvey Livett, Ryan Brierley, Mitch Garbutt, Jimmy Keinhorst

Questionable: Matty Storton, Matt Parcell

HULL FC

  • Hull FC were left frustrated as their clash with Catalans Dragons was called off because of some positive COVID-19 tests within the French side’s camp and that curtailment could hinder their chances of breaking into the top four.
  • Hull will now be well rested for their derby with Hull KR and come into this clash on the back of three wins in their last four with the Black and Whites looking like a much improved outfit over their last few matches.
  • They have been hit with the news that fullback Jamie Shaul is out for the year after rupturing his ACL during Hull’s last match with Castleford Tigers but Scott Taylor is able to return following a period of self-isolation whilst Josh Jones could also feature following a long lay-off.

21-man squad: Bowden, Brown, Cator, Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Fonua, Griffin, Houghton, Johnstone, Jones, Lane, Ma’u, Naulago, Sao, Satae, Savelio, Scott, Sneyd, Taylor, Tuimavave

Unavailable: Albert Kelly, Adam Swift, Gareth Ellis, Kieran Buchanan, Jamie Shaul

Questionable: Josh Jones, Jordan Lane

THE PREDICTION

Hull KR and Hull FC are trending in different directions ahead of this Hull derby that will be held at St. Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium. Rovers have won one of their last seven league matches whilst Hull have managed three wins in the last four, building hope of an unlikely tilt at a spot in the top four. That remains a long shot but they can enhance their chances by piling more misery on their local rivals who look bereft of confidence which showed in abundance in their shocking display and embarrassing loss to Wakefield Trinity at the weekend. FC were big winners in their last outing against Castleford Tigers and come into this well rested, whilst Rovers have played two games between Hull’s last game so the Black and Whites should be able to win this one comfortably by at least eight points.

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