2021 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC taking place? Thursday 22nd July, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC taking place? John Smith's Stadium

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants suffered a sixth consecutive loss as Wigan Warriors defeated them for the second week in succession and the top six looks a long way off for the Giants who are running out of time to turn their season around.
  • The Giants lost both of those games by a combined total of six points so it could be argued that they are improving but confidence remains low and their lack of playmaking ability continues to harm them.

19-man squad: Cudjoe, Cunningham, Golding, Hewitt, Jones, McGillvary, McGowan, McQueen, Peats, Peteru, Pryce, Russell, Senior, Stevens, Trout, Ja. Wardle, Wilson, Wood, Yates

Unavailable: Joe Wardle, Adam O’Brien, Michael Lawrence, Jack Cogger, Aidan Sezer, Matty English, Darnell McIntosh, Lee Gaskell, Kenny Edwards, Olly Ashall-Bott, Ricky Leutele, Joe Greenwood, James Gavet

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HULL FC

  • Hull FC will return to action for the first time since a win over Huddersfield Giants at the end of June and they will now look to make it four straight wins in Super League by seeing off the Giants for the third time this season.
  • The Black and Whites, like the hosts, are missing a number of players through injury as well as COVID-19 protocols but they are at least boosted by the return of Chris Satae, Andre Savelio and Carlos Tuimavave.

19-man squad: Bowden, Brown, Burrell, Fash, Ferreira, Fonua, Houghton, Johnstone, Lane, Logan, McNamara, Sao, Satae, Savelio, Scott, Sneyd, Swift, Tuimavave, Vulikijapani

Unavailable: Jamie Shaul, Masi Matongo, Scott Taylor, Josh Griffin, Jake Connor, Bureta Faraimo, Josh Reynolds, Manu Ma’u, Joe Cator, Connor Wynne

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THE PREDICTION

Huddersfield Giants could be forgiven for writing this season off with Ian Watson’s first season in charge not going to plan but they will at least want to improve in the second half of the campaign. They take on Hull FC as they bid to avoid a clean sweep of losses against the Black and Whites this season but having lost their last six, it will be a tall order for the home side. Hull have been hit by COVID issues in camp and will return to action for the first time in almost a month here but having won their last three matches, they will be confident of recording another success here to close the gap on the top two.

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