Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity Super League Round 9 Preview

Hull FC entertain Wakefield Trinity at the KCOM Stadium as Hull look for their 3rd consecutive win of the season, whereas Wakefield look to avoid their 4th straight defeat since their blistering start to the 2018 Super League season.

Hull FC and Wakefield faced off 3 times last year, the spoils going to the Black and White's on all three occasions, two games were fairly close and the other was a complete landslide. To find Trinity's last victory over Hull you have to go all the way back to the 1st of July 2015, meaning that Hull have won the last 7 meetings between these two sides, to find a Wakefield away victory at Hull you have to go back even further, the 4th of May 2014 which doesn't bode well for Trinity.

Hull have made the gutsy decision to rest three key players, Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave and Jordan Lane rested, this means fullback Hakim Miloudi will get his Super League debut, Jack Logan and Jansin Turgut are also drafted in for this fixture, Faraimo is also named despite receiving a red card in the Hull derby. Wakefield make four changes, Jordan Crowther, Max Jowitt, James Batchelor and Chris Annakin are all named and could get their first run out of 2018.

Hull FC: Bureta Faraimo, Josh Grffin, Fetuli Talanoa, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Mark Minichiello, Josh Bowden, Jake Connor,Chris Green, Jordan Abdull, Danny Washbrook, Brad Fash, Mickey Paea, Jack Logan, Jansin Turgut, Hakim Miloudi, Masi Matongo

Wakefield Trinity: Chris Annakin,Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, Jordan Baldwinson, James Batchelor, Mason Caton-Brown, Jordan Crowther, Ryan Hampshire, Keegan Hirst, Craig Huby, Tom Johnstone, Max Jowitt, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Pauli Pauli, Tyler Randell, Bill Tupou, Kyle Wood.

Both sides are missing first team regulars through fatigue, mostly down to the hectic Easter schedule, calling up younger players to try and stake their claim to a first team spot. I get the feeling Hull are going to come out the better of these two sides, the return of Kelly and Houghton has come at the right time for them and lifted morale, I'm backing Hull to win this by 6-12 points. 



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