2019 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs St. Helens Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs St Helens taking place? Friday 19th April, 15:00

Where is Wigan Warriors vs St Helens taking place? The DW Stadium

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs St Helens 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 St Helens?

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

St Helens – https://www.saintsrlfc.com/tickets/match-tickets/

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

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

Unavailable: Liam Farrell, Liam Marshall, Tony Clubb, Gabe Hamlin, Dom Manfredi, Jarrod Sammut, Sam Powell

  • Wigan suffered another defeat as their poor start to the season continued with Wakefield having too much for them despite a late comeback with the under-strength Warriors struggling to handle the size of the Trinity pack.

  • The Warriors are desperate to get some injured players back in their ranks and have received a boost this week with the return of skipper Sean O’Loughlin, Ben Flower and Joe Greenwood but they haven't been helped by Sam Powell copping a two-match ban.

  • Liam Byrne, Liam Paisley and Joe Shorrocks all make way along with Powell whilst Chris Hankinson also comes into the 19-man squad and could make an appearance in the outside backs.

ST. HELENS

Head Coach: Justin Holbrook

Squad: Amor, Coote, Fages, Grace, Knowles, Lees, Lomax, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Naiqama, Paulo, Percival, Peyroux, Richardson, Roby, Smith, Taia, Thompson, Walmsley

Unavailable:

  • St. Helens were sensational last week as they hammered Warrington in their top-of-the-table contest to pull two points clear of the Wolves and they head into their derby with Wigan full of confidence after that display.

  • Theo Fages could return for this fixture having missed the last two games through injury but will have to pass a late fitness test having been named in the 19-man squad in place of Jack Ashworth.

  • If Fages play, Saints will have a fully-fit squad to choose from once again which will provide Justin Holbrook with a huge boost over the gruelling Easter period with him bound to rotate his side for Easter Monday.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan have suffered another bad week with another loss to contend with as well as Shaun Edwards announcing that he will not be taking over as head coach next season. They now face local rivals St. Helens and, after Saints' performance last week, this looks like being another tough week for the Warriors. Saints were sensational when defeating Warrington last week and if they maintain that level here, they can earn another big win with Wigan not able to live with them.