Hull have had another losing streak of late, having been on the end of three consecutive defeats on the road in recent weeks and they will hope that a return to the KCOM Stadium also signals a return to winning ways.
They face a Huddersfield Giants side who turned things around pretty dramatically to secure their place in the Super 8s – including victories in five of their last seven Super League games.
Hull’s losing streaks haven’t gone beyond three games this season and Lee Radford will feel his side needs a win under their belts going into next week’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos.
They welcome back their captain Gareth Ellis who has been sidelined since April while Chris Green, Albert Kelly and Brad Fash have all been included in the 19-man squad – providing them a significant boost as they look to put pressure on the sides ahead of them in the top four.
Huddersfield could get themselves into the mix towards the top four themselves if they come away with two points. Rick Stone has made one change to the 19-man squad named ahead of their victory over Leigh last week, where Martyn Ridyard was ineligible against his parent club – replacing Sam Wood.
Hull are available at 2/5 while the Giants can be found at 9/4. They’ve also been given an eight-point start on the handicap pretty much across the board at 10/11. Whenever Huddersfield lose games they don’t tend to lose by much, and taking that handicap bet looks appealing.
This also informs our winning margin bet – a 1-5 point win for the home side at 13/2.