An interesting season continues to unfold; with several clubs underachieving and overachieving, there’s plenty to play for in these early days as we approach the fifth week.
Below are the previews and predictions for all of the six heavyweight clashes over the course of the round five weekend.
Widnes Vikings Vs Hull FC
The introductory match to week five is an all black and white affair between Widnes Vikings and Hull FC at the Select Security Stadium.
The ever-improving Vikings welcome back Aaron Heremaia, Patrick Ah Van and Alex Gerrard back into the team after all of them have managed to shrug off injuries.
Hull have Frank Pritchard back in the team, whereas Jordan Abdull comes in for a potential first appearance of 2016 in place of the injured Leon Pryce.
A tough match to call; Widnes have speed and agility all over the field, whereas Hull have a sizable forward pack that could overwhelm them, plus superior experience.
Trouble is, these characteristics haven’t shown in the previous weeks as Hull have lacked composure despite their talent and Widnes continue as the surprise package as they currently reside at the top of the table.
A very close game though based on experience and a wish to return to winning ways, a slender Hull win.
Prediction: Widnes Vikings 20-26 Hull FC
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