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Super League side face six straight away games due to pitch

Hull FC MKM Stadium

Hull FC are at home tonight to take on Wigan Warriors.

The Black and Whites recently ended a seven game losing run.

They started the campaign with back to back wins over Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos but a defeat to Catalans Dragons in Round Three started a downward spiral.

That no doubt peaked when they were thumped at home by rivals Hull KR in a difficult derby day for fans to swallow as former Hull KR boss Tony Smith does his best to do a similar job across the city at Hull FC.

However, after seven defeats in a row the Black and Whites defeated Huddersfield Giants in their last game before the international break to give them a spring in their step for the week off and ahead of tonight’s game live on Sky Sports.

Tonight’s clash marks the second consecutive home game for Hull but after that they face six consecutive away games.

This is because their pitch is set to be dug up.

It is fortunate that their Challenge Cup clash with Castleford Tigers was drawn away from home as well.

Though they would have been forced to play away either way.

One rival Super League boss has previously suggested that FC perform better away from the MKM meaning this away run could possibly be a boost.

Prior to Warrington’s clash with FC, Daryl Powell suggested that the Black and Whites pose a bigger threat away from home because they have less pressure on them away from the MKM Stadium.

“The way I’m looking at them at the moment I think they’re better away from home than they are at home,” Powell said on BBC Radio Merseyside.

“They seem as though they’re a little bit more relaxed mindset and play better, they did against St Helens a couple of rounds ago.”

This run of six away fixtures coincides with the end of Hull City’s season as the two share the MKM Stadium.

Hull FC’s next home game comes against St Helens on 24th June.

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