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RUGBY LEAGUE fanatic Andrew Day (@AndyDay81) highlights the value for Saturday evening's Super League clash.

Catalan Dragons v Hull FC | Saturday 17:00

It is Round 20 in Super League and one of the standout fixtures of the weekend pits table-topping Castleford Tigers against second-placed Hull FC.

Both teams are coming off the back of solid wins in Round 19 and their mutual good form makes this a mouthwatering encounter.


Bottom of the table Catalans escaped an almighty scare last weekend when beating League 1 York 34 – 22 in the Challenge Cup and with it, the ignominy of being beaten by a team two leagues below them.

Despite the narrowness of the win; a win is still a win! And the Dragons have found these hard to come by this year. In fact, they have won just once in their last six games.

Hull on the other hand come into this one full of confidence after victory over the reigning Champions Leeds Rhinos last weekend. That 19 – 18 win was their 5th in the last 6 games and continued their rise into the top four.

This run of form has seen Hull score an whopping average of 28.1 points per game which includes an impressive seven tries from wing Fetuli Talanoa.

The Verdict

These sides met three times last season with the Dragons winning twice – including a 23 – 18 victory the last time Hull visited the South of France.

The form book shows there are usually plenty of points when these two meet at the home of the Dragons, with an average of 44.5 being scored in the last two  encounters.

Along with Hull's impressive recent scoring record and Catalans dreadful defensive record – 26.8 points conceded per game – I expect the form book to continue.

Lots of points to be scored and the majority to go Hull's way! Hull FC -8.5 handicap is the bet.
Hull to win -8.5 handicap @ 10/11 (188 Bet) NAP

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Catalan Dragons v Hull FC – Hull -8.5 handicap (10/11 188Bet)


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