2019 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Sunday 31st March, 15:00

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons taking place? The DW Stadium

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons on in the UK? Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons 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 Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons?

Wigan Warriors – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/wiganwarriors/Events/Index

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Bullock, Burgess, Byrne, Davies, Flower, Gildart, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Paisley, Partington, Sammut, Sarginson, Shorrocks, Smithies, Williams

Unavailable: Liam Farrell, Liam Marshall, Sam Powell, Taulima Tautai, Morgan Escaré, Tony Clubb, Gabe Hamlin, Joe Greenwood

  • Wigan finally secured their second win of the season as they beat Salford in a topsy-turvy game at the AJ Bell Stadium last week and will attempt make their way up the table after their awful start to the year.

  • George Williams scored a hat-trick for Wigan as he guided his team to victory and he will again be integral if they are to go back-to-back in what should be a closely-fought game against a physical Catalans team.

  • The Warriors are without Gabe Hamlin and Tony Clubb this week whilst Joe Greenwood is suspended so Liam Paisley and Oliver Partington come in to the squad alongside Morgan Smithies who is named for the first time.

CATALANS DRAGONS

Head Coach: Steve McNamara

Squad: Albert, Baitieri, Bird, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Edwards, Gigot, Goudemand, Kasiano, Langi, Moa, Romano, Smith, Tierney, Tomkins, Whitley, Wiliame, Yaha

Unavailable: Jodie Broughton, David Mead, Ben Garcia, Mickael Simon, Michael McIlorum, Benjamin Jullien

  • Catalans secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they scored a late try to see off Leeds Rhinos last weekend and will now be looking for their third consecutive victory as they travel to Wigan.

  • The Dragons have forwards Sam Moa and Greg Bird back in their ranks after missing the Leeds game and will line up alongside new signing Sam Kasiano for the first time after he made his debut last week.

  • Lambert Belmas and Antoni Maria are the two players to make way with the Dragons still missing lots of talent and will be hoping to have some of their injured stars return to the fold in the coming weeks.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan won just their second match of the season as they beat Salford and now host Catalans as they look to climb up the table. The French outfit won't make it easy for the Warriors after a second straight win themselves but the Warriors can edge this contest. Both teams have their injury problems and will feel they can win the game but Wigan should have too much at home and can build on last week’s victory.