2019 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Friday 4th October, 19:45

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils taking place? DW Stadium

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils 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 Salford Red Devils?

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Burgess, Byrne, Clubb, Farrell, Flower, French, Gildart, Hankinson, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Partington, Powell, Sarginson, Smithies, Williams

Unavailable: Gabe Hamlin, Dom Manfredi, Tom Davies, Joe Bullock

  • Wigan were humiliated in their semi-final against local rivals St. Helens as the Saints advanced to the Grand Final with a big win and the Warriors will have to greatly improve on that effort against a buoyant Salford side.
  • The Warriors will hope to have Dan Sarginson back in the side this week after he sat out his second consecutive game with a hamstring issue but he has returned to the 19-man squad which suggests he has a chance of featuring in this one.
  • He replaces Joe Greenwood in the squad, although the second-rower did not feature in the game against St. Helens, with head coach Adrian Lam expected to make just one change at most to his matchday 17.

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

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

Unavailable: Ed Chamberlain

  • Salford produced a great performance to earn a second crack at Wigan with a place in the Grand Final at stake after nilling Castleford last week and they will fancy their chances on the back of that superb defensive display.
  • The Red Devils could line-up with the same 17 that played so well against the Tigers last week after appearing to avoid any injuries and have made just the one change to their 19-man squad.
  • Ryan Lannon drops out after failing to make the matchday squad last week with Josh Johnson coming into the 19 to replace him but unless Salford pick up any late knocks in training, it looks unlikely that he will feature.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan will have to pick themselves up off the canvas after they were brutally defeated by St. Helens last week. They now face a Salford side full of confidence with the Red Devils hoping they can overturn the result when they met two weeks ago. Wigan have won the last eight competitive games when playing Salford and have also won their last eight games on home soil which should see them come out on top but the Red Devils are also capable of causing an upset.

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