2018 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 17th June, 15:00

Where? The Mobile Rocket Stadium

What channel is it on? Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/events/home/Warrington_Wolves_55

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arona, Ashurst, Caton-Brown, England, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kirmond, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel, Craig Huby, Liam Finn, James Batchelor

  • Wakefield made it back-to-back league wins with a solid display to defeat Wigan last week. Trinity were on top from the start and were in front for the majority of the game as they claimed a 32-16 win.

  • James Batchelor has picked up a knock so Chris Annakin takes his place in the squad with that the solitary change to the 19.

  • Wakefield have only lost two of their seven home fixtures this season with them only losing those two by a combined seven points to highlight how competitive they are on home soil.

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Atkins, K. Brown, M. Brown, Charnley, Clark, Crosby, Cooper, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, Lineham, Livett, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Roberts, Westwood

Unavailable: Toby King, Ben Currie

  • Warrington failed to strengthen their grip on third place as they were undone by an under-strength Castleford team last week. The Wolves started slowly and despite getting back into the game, they allowed the Tigers to retake the lead late on as they fell to a 30-34 defeat.

  • George King is dropped from the 19-man squad with Dom Crosby back in contention in the only change from last week.

  • Warrington have won five of their seven away games this season with them winning their last four on the road. They last tasted defeat away from home against Hull on the 2nd March.

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield were too good for Wigan last week to push themselves back into contention for a top 4 spot but they must back that up with another win here against third-placed Warrington. Six points separate the teams coming into this encounter but if that gap widens to eight, Trinity will have too much to do come the league split. Warrington were given a wake-up call last week as they couldn’t take advantage of facing an under-strength Castleford and will be looking to respond this week. They haven’t lost on the road since the start of March but Wakefield are a tough team to beat at home with them losing just twice all season. This could go either way but Wakefield can just edge it with home advantage and keep alive their top 4 hopes.