Our biggest game of the season so far, there's no doubt about it. How do we all see this one going?
Interestingly, Hull have the 2nd worst home record in the league, only winning 5 out of 12 games at the KCOM Stadium with a points difference of 266:358. That's an average of nearly 30 points conceded at home every game. Meanwhile, Salford have the 3rd best away record in Super League, winning 7 out of 12 games with a points difference of 366:250. Form wise there is absolutely nothing between these two sides, although Salford have won 4 from their last 5 and FC have only won 3/5.
This season we've already played them twice, losing on both occasions. In April, we lost 16-23 at home in a poor quality game from memory, when FC were very off form at the time. In June, we went down 35-32, however Hull were miles ahead of us that day but we finished strongly. So, will it be 3rd time lucky?
I have a sneaky feeling that we will do it on Saturday but only if the weather stays dry, otherwise it will turn into a forwards battle that we just won't win against their monster pack.
Prediction, 34 - 22 Salford, Jackson Hastings MoM (3 assists and a try).
I'd keep the same 17 as the last week, and let's hope for a quicker game than against Huddersfield.
Gutted to miss the Hull game but I'm at Salford City-Port Vale and then heading over to Belfast to see Foo Fighters.
I'm not saying any of our remaining fixtures are easy but this is the one that worries me the most (despite our abysmal record at Headingley). Hull are so unpredictable but when they're on it they have so many weapons they're almost unplayable. Let's just hope they're having one of their off days and we're "on it". We were lethargic early on at the KC earlier this season but somehow managed to almost nick it at the end. Hopefully we come out firing this week and take a massive step towards securing that top 5 spot.
Post by redunderthebed on Aug 13, 2019 14:41:51 GMT
I can’t get there either as I’m in Scotland for the weekend and I think it is the one of the last 4 we’re most likely to lose
I agree it’s a really tough one to call. As salfordslim says we could (even should - we dropped the ball from the kick off for the last try) have won the away game despite them starting so well. Their backs are terrifying now - big, fast, skilful - abs must be a nightmare to defend against. And they’re pack isn’t bad either. With Sneyd, Kelly and Connor pulling the strings they are quite a team. The game we lost at home against them was probably our worst performance of the season until the Hudds home game we lost
But we know they are vulnerable. Their home form has got better but still not great and they concede a lot of points. They panic when they gave pressure on them I think. Tend to force passes and give penalties away. If we can keep it close for the first 40 and not let them score many I think we have a chance. But equally we could get blown away! Wish I was there to see it
Sadly can't see a Salford win tonight, I think most important is keeping the points difference as much in the + as possible and that there are no injuries.
The rest of the games though are winnable, Warrington are in total free fall and I'm amazed that the game against them has been brought forward meaning that they have a greatly reduced turn around after the CC final, Leeds are on the up but there can't be a better time to go to Headingly and get a win, Hull KR are just not a good team and I'd happily see them drop out of SL.
2/3 wins out of 4 for me, Warrington are looking shonky so nothing to stop us finishing above them.
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