2019 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Friday 3rd May, 19:45

Where is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves taking place? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

What channel is Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves on in the UK? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream the match in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves?

Castleford Tigers – https://tigers.mysportstickets.co.uk/

Warrington Wolves – https://shop.warringtonwolves.com/match-tickets.aspx

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Aston, Clare, Clark, Clarkson, Eden, Egodo, Maher, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Milner, Minikin, O’Neill, Peachey, Smith, Trueman, Turner, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Jamie Ellis, Jordan Rankin, Alex Foster, Matt Cook, Grant Millington, Oliver Holmes, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Junior Moors, Michael Shenton, James Clare

  • Castleford made it back-to-back defeats as they went down to Wigan in a low-scoring contest thanks to a combination of rain and heavy winds and now face a Warrington side that have scored 50 points or more in their last two games.

  • The Tigers appeared to avoid any further injuries last week but James Clare has been left out with a slight knock here but the expected return of Junior Moors from a ban hasn’t materialised after he failed to recover from injury.

  • Taking Clare’s place in the side will be Castleford’s new signing from Melbourne Storm with Cheyse Blair set to make his debut for the club despite having only landed in the country on Tuesday night.

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Atkins, Austin, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, King, Livett, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Tasi, Westwood

Unavailable: Kevin Brown, Jake Mamo, Tom Lineham

  • Warrington posted 50 points for the second straight game as they overturned a half-time deficit by scoring 38 unanswered points to defeat Huddersfield as they consolidated their place in second position.

  • Centre Ryan Atkins appeared to have played his last game for the club having been linked with a mid-season move away from Warrington but is a surprise inclusion in this week’s squad.

  • He comes into contention with Jason Clark who also returns having sat out last week’s game with Tom Lineham and Ben Murdoch-Masila the two to make way, the former with a knee injury whilst there is no word on why the latter is sitting this one out.

THE PREDICTION

Castleford need some bodies back if they are to avoid sliding down the league table after they lost their second straight game last week. They now host a Warrington side capable of posting plenty of points and this could get ugly for the Tigers if they're not careful. Last week’s gruelling contest against Wigan in awful conditions will have taken a lot out of the Tigers which is the last thing they needed after a trip to Catalans on Easter Monday. Warrington will punish any weakness they see and should win this comfortably.