2020 Super League – Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Stade Gilbert Brutus

What is the expected weather for Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils? 11c in partly cloudy skies

What channel is Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils on? Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils? Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Salford Red Devils 40-14 Catalans Dragons

THE TEAM NEWS

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans fought back superbly as they scored a late try to snatch a brilliant victory on the road at Hull FC last weekend with the Dragons fighting back from an 18-point deficit with less than 20 minutes remaining.
  • Joel Tomkins missed last week's game through injury and although there was hope that he would come back into contention for the Dragons' clash with Salford, the back-rower will once again be absent.
  • Tomkins will remain sidelined along with four other players and that means that head coach Steve McNamara has named the same 21-man squad for this game and it would be no surprise to see him keep faith with the 17 that took to the field last week.

21-man squad: Baitieri, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Drinkwater, Folau, Garcia, Jullien, Kasiano, Langi, Maloney, Maria, McIlorum, Mourgue, Romano, Seguier, Simon, Tierney, S. Tomkins, Whitley, Yaha

Unavailable: Sam Moa (Injured), Mickael Goudemand (Injured), Tom Davies (Injured), David Mead (Injured), Joel Tomkins (Injured)

Questionable:

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • Salford struggled again as they lost a third successive game to leave them with just one win from five so far this season after defeat to Wakefield and they now face a difficult trip as they head to the south of France to face Catalans.
  • Kevin Brown will make a welcome return from suspension after the Salford stand-off completed his two-match ban last week and he is expected to come straight back into the starting XIII.
  • Head coach Ian Watson has made three changes to last week’s 21-man squad with Tyrone McCarthy and Jack Ormondroyd joining Brown as new additions but James Greenwood, Josh Johnson and Connor Jones are dropped.

21-man squad: Atkin, Brown, Burke, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Ikahihifo, Kear, Lannon, Lolohea, Lussick, McCarthy, Mossop, Ormondroyd, Pauli, Roberts, Sarginson, Sio, Welham, Williams, Yates

Unavailable: Krisnan Inu (Injured)

Questionable: Tyrone McCarthy (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Catalans produced a stunning late comeback as they earned their second win of the season. The Dragons fought back from 18 points down in the final quarter of their game with Hull FC and they will look to use that as the catalyst to really build some form moving forward. They should be more than capable of doing that back on home soil against struggling Salford with the French side able to cover -13.5.

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