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Match Preview: Huddersfield vs Saints

Saints take on Huddersfield Giants in Betfred Super League Round 4 at The John Smith's Stadium on Thursday (7.45pm) and we have all the pre-match news for your perusal.

BACKGROUND…

It’s the fourth round of the Betfred Super League and Saints travel to winless Huddersfield Giants looking to make it four wins from four following victories over Salford, Hull KR and most recently, Wakefield.

The Giants come into this looking for their first win of the new campaign after defeats to Hull FC, Catalans and Hull KR. Ian Watson’s men will sure to be hurting and will arrive into this one eager for that first victory.

LAST TEN MEETINGS:

Huddersfield 6, St Helens 54 (SLR11, 4/9/20)
St Helens 10, Huddersfield 12 (SLR6, 6/3/20)
St Helens 48, Huddersfield 6 (SLR28, 6/9/19)
St Helens 38, Huddersfield 2 (SLR18, 14/6/19)
Huddersfield 16, St Helens 22 (CCR6, 12/5/19)
Huddersfield 12, St Helens 40 (SLR6, 14/3/19)
St Helens 12, Huddersfield 16 (SLS8-R1, 10/8/18)
St Helens 66, Huddersfield 4 (SLR12, 20/4/18)
Huddersfield 12, St Helens 26 (SLR3, 23/2/18)
St Helens 40, Huddersfield 16 (SLS8-R6, 15/9/17)

Super League summary

Huddersfield won 13
St Helens won 40 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)
1 draw
Huddersfield highest score: 48-20 (MW, 2016) (Widest margin: 40-4, A, 2013)
St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 66-4, H, 2018)

21 MAN SQUADS

COACHES PREVIEW

Head over to Saints TV to listen to Kristian Woolf as he revealed Tommy Makinson will be out of the clash with the Giants.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook also reflected on making his 400th career appearance recently and looks ahead to the battle with the Giants pack on Thursday.

KIT?

Saints are the away team, but we will play in our traditional red and white kit given Huddersfield’s colours.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE?

Robert Hicks will be referee. Ben Thaler will be the video referee.

FANS?

Following the Government guidelines the game will again be played behind closed doors.

WHERE CAN I WATCH THE GAME?

The game is available to watch live on Sky Sports Arena with kick off at 7:45pm.

Supporters can also follow the game on our official TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts as well as on our Live Match Centre.

Reaction will follow the Full-Time whistle on our website and social media channels whilst the highlights and the full 80 minute replay will be on Saints TV over the weekend for subscribers.

RIVALS WATCH

Thursday:
Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers – 6pm
Huddersfield vs Saints – 7.45pm – Sky Sports

Friday:
Salford vs Leigh – 6pm 
Hull KR vs Leeds Rhinos – 6pm – Our League
Hull FC vs Wakefield – 7.45pm – Sky Sports

Saturday:
Catalans vs Warrington – 6pm – Sky Sports

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