2019 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants taking place? Friday 5th April, 19:45

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants taking place? The Mobile Rocket Stadium

What channel is Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants on in the UK? Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants 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 Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants?

Wakefield Trinity – https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/

Huddersfield Giants – https://giants.tickethour.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Batchelor, Brough, Crowther, England, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Wood

Unavailable: Tyler Randell, Craig Huby, James Batchelor, Tom Johnstone

  • Wakefield got back on track after a narrow loss to Warrington, with Trinity defeating top 5 rivals Salford in an entertaining game, and will be looking to make it back-to-back wins as they host Huddersfield.

  • Trinity suffered a blow with Bill Tupou suffering another injury on his return to the side and he looks set for more time on the sidelines with Chris Chester set to provide an update on the severity in his pre-match press conference.

  • That injury to Tupou leaves Wakefield looking light in the outside backs but in better news, they are able to call upon former captain Danny Kirmond after he completed a two-match ban and is expected to come straight back into the side.

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

Head Coach: Simon Woolford

Squad: English, Frawley, Gaskell, Hewitt, Ikahihifo, Lawrence, Leeming, Matagi, McGillvary, McIntosh, Mellor, O’Brien, Roberts, Russell, I. Senior, Ta’ai, Turner, Uate, Jo. Wardle

Unavailable: Leroy Cudjoe, Dale Ferguson, Paul Clough, Adam Walne, Scott Grix, Aaron Murphy, Colton Roche, Jake Wardle

  • Huddersfield secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they proved too good for London in a high-scoring contest and can make it three in-a-row when travelling to Wakefield.

  • Whilst the Giants still have a considerable injury list they should have some players returning to fitness over the next couple of games, but this has come too soon for anyone to make their comeback.

  • Simon Woolford has made just the solitary change to the 19-man squad that he named last week, with Louis Senior dropping out for halfback Oliver Russell, but it seems unlikely he will feature unless someone picks up a knock.

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield have scored the third-highest number of points per game this season and will look to improve that record as they host Huddersfield. Trinity secured an important win last week and will be looking for back-to-back victories, but this game could go either way. The hosts are generally strong at home and, despite Huddersfield’s recent upturn, this will be a much tougher contest than their last two games and Wakefield have enough to claim the win.