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

THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Thursday 7th March, 19:45

Where is Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers taking place? The Halliwell Jones Stadium

What channel is Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers 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 Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers?

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Atkins, Austin, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Tasi, Walker, Westwood

Unavailable: Kevin Brown, Ben Currie

  • Warrington slipped to their first defeat of the season as they produced an error-strewn performance against Catalans last week and will be looking to immediately bounce back at home to unbeaten Castleford.

  • The Wolves may look to alter their side after the poor effort against the Dragons with Ben Westwood and Danny Walker waiting in the wings having missed out on the match day squad last week.

  • Steve Price has named an unchanged 19-man squad but still has plenty of options to change things up and could look to alter Blake Austin’s halfback partner after Dec Patton put in a poor display last week.

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Aston, Clare, Clarkson, Cook, Eden, Edogo, Foster, Massey, Mata’utia, McShane, Milner, Minikin, Moors, O’Neill, Rankin, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Trueman, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Jamie Ellis, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Mitch Clark, Ben Roberts, Grant Millington

  • Castleford remain top of the Super League table at this early stage after a comfortable victory over Hull KR kept their 100% record intact and now face their toughest task of the season so far with a trip to Warrington.

  • The Tigers will be without Grant Millington against the Wolves after he was handed a two-match ban for his part in a brawl against Hull KR and despite an appeal to the RFL, Castleford failed to have the ban reduced or overturned.

  • Daryl Powell is able to recall two players from the injury list with Alex Foster and Adam Milner both named in the 19-man squad with Lewis Peachey the one to make way along with Millington.

THE PREDICTION

Warrington and Castleford face-off in what should be a superb match with two of the early favourites meeting at the Halliwell Jones. The Wolves lost their first game of the season last week whilst Castleford maintained their 100% record and the unbeaten Tigers could pose more problems here. They have a big injury list to contend with but have handled it well so far and despite coming into the game as eight-point underdogs with the bookies, they could be the team to side with here.