2019 Super League – Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Saturday 9th March, 17:00

Where is Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Stade Gilbert Brutus

What channel is Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils on in the UK? Sky Sports Action

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 Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils?

Catalans Dragons – https://www.dragons-billetterie.com/uk

Salford Red Devils – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils/Events/Index

THE TEAM NEWS

CATALANS DRAGONS

Head Coach: Steve McNamara

Squad: Albert, Baitieri, Belmas, Bird, Bousquet, Casty, Edwards, Goudemand, Jullien, Langi, McIlorum, Moa, Simon, Smith, Tierney, Tomkins, Whitley, Wiliame, Yaha

Unavailable: Jodie Broughton, David Mead, Ben Garcia, Tony Gigot

  • Catalans won their second home match of the season as they ended Warrington's 100% record and will look to make it three in a row as they host Salford at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

  • The Dragons could welcome back prop Julian Bousquet after he failed to recover from injury in time to face Warrington last week and he is once again named in the 19-man squad with Greg Bird whilst Lambert Belmas also comes into contention.

  • Tony Gigot picked up a knock last week and will sit out along with Antoni Maria who had a poor game with the latter set to fall further down the pecking order after the Dragons announced the signing of Sam Kasiano from Melbourne.

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burke, Chamberlain, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Griffin, Hastings, Jones, Lussick, Lui, McCarthy, Murray, Nakubuwai, Olpherts, Sio, Tomkins, Turgut, Welham

Unavailable: Josh Wood, Junior Sa’u, Lee Mossop

  • Salford suffered defeat at home to St Helens last week as the Saints proved too good with the Red Devils now facing a tough test in France as they attempt to stay at the right end of the table.

  • George Griffin has been named in the 19-man squad despite suffering a hamstring injury during the warm-up last week but Lee Mossop misses out after he hobbled off with a foot injury.

  • Ed Chamberlain returns from the injury that has kept him out of the early stages of the season and could make his first appearance of the year whilst Jake Bibby is also hoping to come into the side.

THE PREDICTION

Catalans highlighted what a threat they can pose on home soil as they defeated the previously undefeated Warrington last week. They now host Salford as they look to make it three wins from three in home matches this season with the Stade Gilbert Brutus set to be a fortress. The French outfit will be without the mercurial Tony Gigot which will cause a reshuffle in the backs but they should still have too much for Salford.