2020 Super League – Salford Red Devils vs Toronto Wolfpack Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Salford Red Devils vs Toronto Wolfpack taking place? Saturday 8th February, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is Salford Red Devils vs Toronto Wolfpack taking place? AJ Bell Stadium

What is the expected weather for Salford Red Devils vs Toronto Wolfpack? 8c with showers expected

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Salford Red Devils 28-16 Toronto Wolfpack

THE TEAM NEWS

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • Salford suffered a heavy defeat in a repeat of last season's Grand Final against St. Helens to highlight the job they have on this season with their new-look side looking short on the quality that they possessed last year.
  • The Red Devils were outplayed in all departments last week and head coach Ian Watson may look to tweak his side for this contest as he attempts to find the winning formula to help his side respond to the big loss against Saints.
  • Watson has made two changes to his 21-man squad with Mark Flanagan and Adam Walker dropping out and they are replaced by Ryan Lannon and Connor Jones, with the latter hoping to make his debut.

21-man squad: Atkin, Brown, Burke, Dudson, Evalds, Greenwood, Ikahihifo, Inu, Johnson, Jones, Lannon, Lolohea, Lussick, McCarthy, Mossop, Pauli, Sarginson, Sio, Welham, Williams, Yates

Unavailable:

Questionable:

TORONTO WOLFPACK

  • Toronto failed to fire in their first ever game in Super League and their loss to Castleford demonstrated the task in hand this season with the Wolfpack needing to massively improve on that poor performance if they are to avoid a relegation battle.
  • Sonny Bill Williams made his debut for the Wolfpack but looked rusty and may take a while before he is fully up to speed but they will be desperate for that to happen as their small squad is already being tested to the limit.
  • Toronto have been unable to name their full complement of 21 players this week due to Darcy Lussick’s injury ruling him out of the squad that was named last week whilst Chase Stanley is still in Australia trying to sort his visa.

21-man squad: Ackers, Cunningham, Dixon, Kay, Leutele, McCrone, Mellor, Miloudi, Mullally, O’Brien, Olbison, Russell, Sidlow, Singleton, Springer, Thompson, Wallace, Wheeler, Wilkin, Williams

Unavailable: Darcy Lussick (Injured), Chase Stanley (Ineligible)

Questionable: Bodene Thompson (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Salford and Toronto will both need to dust themselves down after disappointing performances in round 1. Salford were hammered by St. Helens whilst Toronto failed to live with Castleford. Neither side will want to fall to another defeat as they seek their first win of the season but with plenty to improve on for both teams, this should be a scrappy contest that goes under 46.5 points.

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