Hull KR vs Huddersfield Giants Predictions: Ryan Hall set for Super League record

 | Thursday 13th June 2024, 12:30pm

Thursday 13th June 2024, 12:30pm

Ryan Hall Hull KR 2024

Hull KR’s quest to become only the 10th club to reach the Betfred Super League Grand Final continues on Friday night when they host Huddersfield Giants at Sewell Group Craven Park (kick-off 20:00 BST, live on Sky Sports Mix).

The Robins have turned into one of the emerging forces of the game over the past year and a half under Willie Peters but have lacked the consistency necessary to break into the top two spots. If my Hull KR vs Huddersfield Giants predictions are right, they will edge closer to achieving that this week.

Hull KR vs Huddersfield Giants Tips

  • Hull KR by 13+ points @ 21/20
  • Ryan Hall first tryscorer @ 11/2 (Double Delight for a second try)

Hull KR vs Huddersfield Giants Odds

The Robins are big favourites, priced at 1/4 to get the job done at Craven Park, where they have won eight of nine games so far in all competitions this season. You can get 16/5 for the Giants to follow the Warrington Wolves by beating KR on their own patch, while it’s 20/1 for the draw in 80 minutes.

Team News

Rovers are still without Oliver Gildart, who continues his recovery from a knee injury, but they are otherwise in a healthy position. To that end, the 18 who were named in the matchday squad for the Round 13 win against Leigh Leopards are all chosen again.

Jack Brown, Danny Richardson and Louix Gorman round out the 21-player squad, but there shouldn’t be too many changes made by Peters.

The Giants are still without Jack Murchie, who has seen a specialist regarding a meniscus problem he has been carrying. The last update provided by head coach Ian Watson suggested the second row could be out for at least six more weeks.

Elsewhere, Leroy Cudjoe is the only member of the 18-man squad against Hull FC to be unavailable for Friday, with Adam Milner, Elliot Wallis, Hugo Salabio, and Andre Savelio all called in to the wider group of 21.

Hull KR by 13+ points @ 21/20

If Rovers have had one thing holding them back this year, it has been their inability to put together two 40-minute performances. Against the likes of Salford Red Devils, Hull FC, London Broncos (twice), and even in their cup win over Leigh they have looked like a silky outfit in one half but clunky in the other.

They were sloppy in attack last time out, but were able to see out a 12-0 win over the Leopards thanks to their fantastic defence, which recorded a third shutout of the season. That’s not bad going considering no other Super League club has managed more than one so far.

It is on the strength of that defensive desire that I’m confident in backing KR to win by 13 or more, with their attacking flair hopefully being all the better for the week off for last Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. If they can cross at least four times then they should have more than enough at the other side of the ball to win by three scores.

Hull KR by 13+ @ 21/20

Ryan Hall first tryscorer @ 11/2 (Double Delight for a second try)

I was going to have a dip on my old favourite, the Kelepi Tanginoa anytime tryscorer shout at 9/4, but there is only so much you can keep a good man down, and Ryan Hall’s current four-match scoreless streak can’t go on too much longer.

There’s also added temptations here. First, we’re backing history with this one. The former Leeds Rhinos winger – who returns to Headingley next season to round out his career – is one try shy of Danny McGuire’s Super League-record mark of 247.

And secondly, Betfred are offering Double Delight on first tryscorer bets in this game, meaning that if such a punt comes through and the same player goes on to score at least one more try in the match, they will double the odds.

So with that in mind, I’m going for Hall to not just match McGuire’s haul but beat it on Friday night. The 11/2 odds imply a 15.4% chance, but I’m backing the 36-year-old to end his recent duck by getting on the end of Rovers’ left edge for a game-opening score. And if he grabs a second, we're twice as happy.

Ryan Hall first tryscorer @ 11/2

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