By Nathan Findlay –
The Huddersfield Giants head to the KCOM Stadium to face Hull F.C. this Friday 25 June. 19:45 Kick-0ff.
This is going to be an important game for Huddersfield as they need to redeem themselves after the rough game against Salford last week.
A poor showing saw the Giants lose 8-9, but it was a game where they should have really brought 2 points to the table.
There was the break due to an outbreak of Covid-19 cases, but at the end of the day, you can’t really excuse the overall performance.
We now need to see Huddersfield progress and move on from this game and make sure that it is not repeated in the future.
This is most definitely going to be an interesting game as Huddersfield and Hull have had very different starts to their season in the super league.
Hull have won six out of their ten games played this season, placing them in nicely in 5th position in the Super League table. This is a strong place for the Black & Whites to be in at this moment in time with plenty of potential to push for a top spot if they play their cards right.
Hull’s last game saw them come away with an emphatic win over the Leigh Centurions, with the final score standing at 64-22. Definitely one of their strongest performances this season.
After a win like that, I would be expecting Hull to try and keep up this momentum going into the game on Friday night.
The last time that Hull and Huddersfield matched up was back in late March where the Black & Whites did take home the win in a fairly comfortable 22-10 win.
Hull had a great start to the game and by the time Huddersfield found their feet in the match, it was too late for them to put a significant dent in the scoreline.
One player to watch out for is Adam Swift. This winger has stood out to me and many others with his tries and game performance so far this season. His vision on the field and his speed are two key attributes that the Giants will need to be aware of.
This is going to be one of the harder games that Huddersfield will play due to the position that they are in.
By now the Giants should have had a substantial amount of time to prepare since the isolation that took place and enough time to look back on the previous game and process what went wrong.
On the other hand, a slate of injuries has left the squad more than a little anaemic, with Huddersfield naming just 13 squad members yesterday. The number is expected to increase but it seems like the Super League’s Covid woes aren’t over quite yet.
The overall record for Huddersfield v Hull does go slightly in favour of Hull with a total of 31 wins compared to Huddersfield’s 22. But of course, this does not reflect on the team now as both teams have of course changed over the years.
Overall, I think that this is going to be a very close game and whoever takes home the result will have to be pushed to their limits to make sure of that.