2019 Super League – Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Thursday 26th September, 19:45

Where is Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers taking place? The AJ Bell Stadium

What channel is Salford Red Devils 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 Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers?

Salford Red Devils – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils/Events/Index

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

THE TEAM NEWS

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burke, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Griffin, Hastings, Inu, Jones, Lannon, Lolohea, Lussick, McCarthy, Mossop, Sio, Tomkins, Walker, Welham, Wood

Unavailable: Ed Chamberlain

  • Salford threw everything at Wigan late on in their play-off clash last week but just fell short and must now face Castleford although they will take a lot of heart out of the effort they put in last week in what was a superb contest.
  • The Red Devils are likely to name a similar line-up to last week's game with Ian Watson potentially going with the same 17 and the early indications are this could be the case having named an unchanged 19-man squad.
  • Josh Jones was a real handful against Wigan and he will be a key man once again whilst Salford will need Jackson Hastings to guide them around the pitch if they are to get a crack at the loser of the St. Helens and Wigan game.

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Blair, Clare, Clarkson, Ellis, Holmes, Maher, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Minikin, O’Neill, Rankin, Smith, Trueman, Turner, Watts

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Alex Foster, Michael Shenton, Junior Moors, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Mike McMeeken

  • Castleford produced a brilliant display in defeating Warrington last week but will have to back that up as they travel to Salford with another big effort needed as they bid to move one game away from the Grand Final.
  • The Tigers were forced to name an under-strength side due to injuries last week and were hoping the likes of Mike McMeeken and Oliver Holmes could return but the former has been left out of this week’s 19-man squad.
  • Calum Turner drops out of the 19 along with McMeeken with the youngster unable to retain his place despite not putting a foot wrong in his surprise inclusion last week whilst Nathan Massey and Greg Eden are the new names in the squad.

THE PREDICTION

Salford will get a second crack at progressing in the Super League play-offs after they were edged out by Wigan last week. They get home advantage as they face Castleford and will look to utilise that against what will be a stubborn Tigers outfit but the Red Devils can be the side to come out on top. They looked every inch a play-off team last week as they played with a great intensity against Wigan and if they can replicate that here they can edge this, but it will be a very close contest.

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