2018 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 11th March, 15:30

Where? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

What channel is it on? Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://tigers.mysportstickets...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Clare, Cook, Ellis, Foster, Gale, Green, Holmes, Massey, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, Moors, Roberts, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Trueman, Webster

Unavailable: Joe Wardle, Greg Eden, Jy Hitchcox

  • Castleford have enjoyed a long period of rest after their game with Hull KR was postponed last week due to the poor weather.
  • Head coach Daryl Powell has named the same squad that was due to face Rovers last week with Joe Wardle and Greg Eden still out through injury.
  • Castleford have been well disciplined so far this season, conceding just 6.3 penalties per game on average from their three games. That’s a big contrast to their opponents in this game, who have conceded 9 penalties per game from their four games.

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Name Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burgess, Evalds, Flanagan, Griffin, Hauraki, Johnson, Jones, Littlejohn, Lui, McCarthy, Mossop, Nakubuwai, O’Brien, Sa’u, Tasi, Tomkins, Welham, Wood

Unavailable: Ryan Lannon, Manu Vatuvei, Derrell Olpherts, Craig Kopczak

  • Salford were outclassed by top-of-the-table St Helens last week as the Red Devils failed to cross the whitewash in a 34-2 defeat.
  • Head coach Ian Watson has made just the single change to his squad with George Griffin named in the 19 in place of Craig Kopczak.
  • Salford have lost eight Super League away matches in a row with their overall form not much better with the Red Devils only winning two of their last 15 matches in all competitions.

THE PREDICTION

Castleford Tigers host Salford Red Devils with the home side heading into the game refreshed after a week off due to the weather last week. Salford’s game with St Helens went ahead but the Red Devils would have preferred a postponement like Cas had with them unable to trouble Saints who were comfortable victors. Castleford began to show some good signs against Hull in their last game and they should win again here.