2019 Super League – Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Friday 3rd May, 19:45

Where is Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? The AJ Bell Stadium

What channel is Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos on in the UK? Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos?

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

Leeds Rhinos – https://tickets.therhinos.co.uk/PagesPublic/ProductBrowse/ProductAway.aspx?ProductSubType=AL

THE TEAM NEWS

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burke, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Griffin, Hastings, Inu, Jones, Lussick, Lui, McCarthy, Mossop, Murray, Nakubuwai, Olpherts, Walker, Welham, Wood

Unavailable: Ken Sio, Ed Chamberlain, Junior Sa’u

  • Salford Red Devils produced a solid display as they did enough to beat London thanks to a first half performance that saw them lead 0-24 before they took their foot off the pedal in the second half.

  • Jansin Turgut will be out indefinitely for Salford after the club announced that he was suspended due to his off-field discipline and it explains his recent absence having not featured for nearly a month.

  • Gil Dudson makes a welcome return for the Red Devils and replaces Logan Tomkins in the 19-man squad to give Salford head coach Ian Watson even more options in his front row following the successful return of Lee Mossop to the side last week.

LEEDS RHINOS

Head Coach: David Furner

Squad: Albert, T. Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Donaldson, Handley, Hurrell, Jones-Buchanan, Lolohea, Merrin, Myler, Newman, Oledzki, Parcell, Peteru, Singleton, Smith, L. Sutcliffe, Trout, Watkins

Unavailable: Dom Crosby, Stevie Ward, Carl Ablett, Tom Holroyd, Ava Seumanufagai, Brett Ferres, Jack Walker, Brad Dwyer

  • Leeds were given a huge scare by Hull KR as they almost blew a 28-point lead with the Rhinos just about managing to hold on to win by just four points as Rovers failed to score with their final possession.

  • Nathaniel Peteru will return from a ban but the Rhinos will be without Jack Walker and Brad Dwyer who picked up injuries last week although Kallum Watkins has given his side a boost by overcoming the knock he suffered last week.

  • Konrad Hurrell could make his return to the side having been named in the 19-man squad but will have to prove his fitness following a hamstring injury whilst Wellington Albert is also included in the squad after missing last week through concussion.

THE PREDICTION

Salford will be out for revenge after Leeds turned them over early in the season to halt the Red Devils' good start. Salford picked up a decent win over London last week whilst Leeds claimed a win over Hull KR in a relegation four-pointer but it’s the home side who can edge this contest. The loss of Jack Walker causes more disruption for the Rhinos whilst the in-form Brad Dwyer is also a big miss. Salford have more consistency within their team selection and that could aid them over the coming matches with this presenting a big chance for them to keep in touch with those teams ahead of them.