The final game of Round 4 in the Betfred Super League brings together two sides who will be needing to turn in positive showings after defeats last weekend. Salford Red Devils surrendered a 20-6 lead to Warrington Wolves, while Hull FC were beaten easily away to Catalans Dragons.
So what does Saturday have in store? Here’s the full rundown.
Hull FC v Salford Red Devils
Where: MKM Stadium, Hull.
When: 3.00pm (GMT)
TV: Our League app
Hull FC's last five: Lost 6-38 @ Catalans (Rd 3), Won 22-18 @ Leeds (Rd 2), Won 32-30 v Castleford (Rd 1), Lost 4-36 v Hull KR (Rd 27, 2022), Won 38-12 v Toulouse (Rd 26, 2022)
Salford's last five: Lost 20-36 @ Warrington (Rd 3), Lost 10-24 v Hull KR (Rd 2), Won 20-10 @ Leigh (Rd 1), Lost 12-19 @ St Helens (2022 semi-final), Won 28-0 @ Huddersfield (2022 eliminator)
Betfred match winner odds (80 minutes): Hull FC 1/2, Salford 13/8, draw 20/1
Handicap betting (Salford +5.5): Hull FC 10/11, Salford 5/6
Hull's Liam Sutcliffe could make his 200th Super League appearance and Carlos Tuimavave needs one more showing for 150 with the Black and Whites. Brad Fash will reach 150 career games in his next outing, while Salford's Chris Atkin is one away from 100 Super League games.
Adam Sidlow will be making his 100th Salford appearance the next time he steps out for the Red Devils, and with seven more goals Marc Sneyd will hit the 1000 mark in his career. 655 of those came with Hull FC, with 200 so far for his current team Salford.
Round 25, 2022: Salford Red Devils 28, Hull FC 18
Round 3, 2022: Hull FC 48, Salford Red Devils 16
Round 22, 2021: Salford Red Devils 42, Hull FC 14
Round 2, 2021: Salford Red Devils 4, Hull FC 35
Round 13, 2020: Hull FC 22, Salford Red Devils 28
Total Super League meetings: 52 (Hull FC 37, Salford 15, no draws)
Tony Smith's Hull were receiving plenty of praise after recording two straight wins to begin the season but last time out their 38-6 loss to Catalans Dragons underlined that there are still steps to take for the Airlie Birds. They do at least welcome back Scott Taylor to contention after suspension, and Smith will be hoping that new recruit Brad Dwyer can continue his excellent start to the season.
Paul Rowley cut a frustrated figure after his Salford side conceded two eight-point tries on the way to a 36-20 defeat to Warrington last week and will be hoping for more variables to go in his favour nine days on from their second straight loss. Having already lost to Hull Kingston Rovers this term, the Red Devils will be looking to avoid an unwanted Hull double, with their spine of Ryan Brierley, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd and Andy Ackers needing to have a greater positive influence than they have managed thus far.
Sportsman stat: Salford have only strung together runs of successive wins over Hull on three occasions in the Super League era, their longest being a three-win streak in 2019 and 2020.
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