2019 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos taking place? Thursday 2nd May, 19:45

Where is Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos taking place? The DW Stadium

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos 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 Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos?

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

London Broncos – https://londonbroncosrl.com/match-day-ticket-sales/

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Bullock, Escaré, Flower, Gildart, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Partington, Powell, Sarginson, Ja. Shorrocks, Smithies, Tautai, Williams

Unavailable: Liam Farrell, Tony Clubb, Gabe Hamlin, Dom Manfredi, Jarrod Sammut, Tom Davies, Joe Burgess

  • Wigan secured an important victory as they edged out Castleford in awful conditions with Sam Powell scoring the only try of the game as they secured back-to-back wins for just the second time this season.

  • Jake Shorrocks produced a solid performance in the halves for the Warriors and looks set to continue in that role for the time being with Jarrod Sammut still sidelined for the foreseeable future.

  • In just one change to the Warriors’ 19-man squad from last week, Joe Burgess drops out with a knock to the knee and is replaced by Romain Navarrete who has returned from a knee injury of his own whilst Dan Sarginson could make his way back into the starting line-up.

LONDON BRONCOS

Head Coach: Danny Ward

Squad: Abdull, Adebiyi, Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Dixon, Fleming, Hindmarsh, Ioane, Kear, Lovell, Morgan, Pelissier, Pitts, Richards, Smith, Walker, Williams, Yates

Unavailable: Matty Fozard, Matty Gee

  • London had lost their game against Salford by half-time and despite a minor second half fightback, they didn't really get into the game as they suffered yet another defeat which was their sixth league loss on the spin.

  • The Broncos might opt to change their halfback pairing for this game with Jordan Abdull pushing for a promotion from the bench after Morgan Smith and James Cunningham continued in that role in Abdull’s return to the 17 last week.

  • Danny Ward makes two changes to his squad with Sam Davis left out in place of the returning Eloi Pelissier after he recovered from a head knock but Matty Gee is out through the concussion protocol with Greg Richards taking his place.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan showed some character to defeat Castleford in terrible conditions last week and will look to build on that this week as they host London. The Broncos have now gone six Super League games without a win and desperately need to start picking up points but will struggle to find a way to win here. They will need to hope Wigan produce an under-par performance and whilst that has happened several times this season, there are suggestions that the Warriors have turned the corner slightly as they move up the table following recent wins.