2020 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Friday 25th September, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity? 10c, clear skies

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wakefield Trinity 22-23 Wigan Warriors

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors produced a ruthless display as they proved far too good for Hull FC in their Challenge Cup quarter final clash last week with the Cherry and Whites carrying on where they left off against Catalans Dragons in their previous contest.
  • The Warriors got off to a great start and didn’t look back as they were clinical with the ball while they also defended well, conceding just one solitary consolation try when the game was already won.
  • They are further boosted here by the return of prop Ben Flower after he served a ban but head coach Adrian Lam is still without the services of George Burgess while winger Dom Manfredi drops out with the head knock he sustained in last week’s game.

21-man squad: Bibby, Bourouh, J. Burgess, Byrne, Farrell, Flower, French, Gildart, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Hastings, Havard, Isa, Leuluai, O’Loughlin, Partington, Powell, Jo. Shorrocks, Smith, Wells

Unavailable: Liam Marshall, Tony Clubb, Morgan Smithies, Jake Shorrocks, Joe Bullock, George Burgess, Dom Manfredi

Questionable:

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity’s miserable campaign continued as they were comfortably beaten by Huddersfield Giants last time out and they now face a difficult challenge to end their losing streak as they take on Wigan Warriors.
  • Trinity have lost all six matches since the restart with last week’s defeat to the Giants and with five of those coming in Super League, they find themselves at the foot of the table and they look set to remain there.
  • They have numerous injury issues to deal with and that has resulted in head coach Chris Chester naming only 20 players for this clash but there is some positive news with the return of key winger Tom Johnstone from injury.

20-man squad: Arona, Ashurst, Crowther, Fifita, Gigot, Green, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Navarrete, Pitts, Tangata, Tanginoa, Tupou, A. Walker, B. Walker, Westerman, K. Wood

Unavailable: Joe Arundel, Danny Brough, Ryan Atkins, Lee Kershaw, Danny Kirmond, James Batchelor, Max Jowitt, George King, Josh Wood, Ryan Hampshire, Liam Kay

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Wigan Warriors look to have firmly put their poor display against Hull KR behind them with back-to-back wins, the second of which came in last week’s Challenge Cup success against Hull FC. They advanced to the final four with that comfortable win and now come up against a struggling Wakefield Trinity outfit as they look to consolidate on their spot in the top four of Super League. Wakefield pushed Wigan all the way in the first game back in action following the restart but have struggled since then and if the Warriors can replicate their efforts in the last two games, they should be able to win by at least 18 points.

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