Hull FC vs St Helens
This clash for the quarterfinal round of the Europe Challenge Cup takes place at MKM Stadium and pits Hull FC against St. Helens. The home team's most recent match resulted in a loss at the hands of Leigh, while St. Helens extended their winning streak to five matches in a row with a victory over Wigan last weekend.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Hull FC - struggling recently
In their most recent three encounters, Hull FC have only managed to pick up one victory. That victory came against Warrington, and the final score was 30-18. Salford and Leigh have defeated Hull FC in that same three-match span. Nevertheless, prior to those matches, Hull FC had gone on a four-game win streak, claiming victories over Huddersfield, Wigan, Wakefield, and Castleford. In the interim, their most recent match in this league was on the road against Castleford, where they secured an emphatic victory by a score of 8-32. The score at the end of the first half of that match was 4-22, and Mahe Fonua of Castleford was the one who scored those four points for their opponent with a try. In the meantime, try goals scored by John Griffin and Adam Swift, along with conversion goals scored by James Clifford, were sufficient to earn Hull FC 22 points at the halftime break. James Clifford's conversion goal and Adam Swift's score were the highlights for Hull FC in the second half, which they continued to dominate.
St Helens - too good for the host
In spite of a difficult beginning to the 2023–2024 season, St. Helens have been improving week by week recently, and they are beginning to resemble the club that we saw play during the previous season. St. Helens entered this match on a five-game winning streak, which included victories over Salford, Halifax, Leeds, and Huddersfield in addition to Wigan. In fact, throughout their most recent seven matches, this team has only been defeated once, and that defeat came at the hands of the Catalan Dragons, with the game ending with a score of 24-12 away from home. On the other hand, St. Helens prevailed against Halifax in their last encounter in the Europe Challenge Cup by a score of 6-26, with a convincing performance of 0-16 at halftime. Tommy Makinson was the standout performer in that half, as he scored two conversion goals in addition to a try. Joey Lussick and Jake Wingfield also scored tries during that period. However, despite the fact that the second half was quite competitive, St. Helens did exceptionally well to come out on top and win by a score of 6-10. Tommy Makinson made a conversion goal, and Joey Lussick scored another try in the 69th minute, which came after Welsby's touchdown in the 43rd minute.
Since 2018, St. Helens has come out on top in every single one of these teams' most recent head-to-head contests. The most recent occasion that Hull FC prevailed over St. Helens came in 2017 during the second round of the Super League winners stage. The final score of the match was 6-8. St. Helens have scored at least 20 runs in each of their most recent five matches against Hull FC, while the most runs scored by Hull FC were 10.
Expert Betting Tips
The home team will be seeking to put an end to their losing streak against St. Helens in this encounter, so expect it to be a challenging one. However, the bookmakers are currently supporting St. Helens in this match, and the fact that they appear to have found their groove once more leads me to believe that they will prevail in both halves of this match.