2020 Super League – Salford Red Devils vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Salford Red Devils vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Salford Red Devils vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? AJ Bell Stadium

What is the expected weather for Salford Red Devils vs Wakefield Trinity? 5c in mostly cloudy skies

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

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Salford Red Devils 44-20 Wakefield Trinity

THE TEAM NEWS

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • Salford were unable to hold on to a narrow half-time lead over Leeds as the Red Devils fell to a third loss from their four games so far this season, although they will feel they can improve that record as they host Wakefield.
  • Head coach Ian Watson was not a happy man following last week’s defeat and hit out at the officiating of the game but he will hope to put that rant behind him as he attempts to get his side ready for this important contest.
  • Watson has plenty of options at his disposal but will be unable to call upon veteran Kevin Brown who will serve the second and final game of the ban he picked up for his headbutt on Huddersfield’s Jordan Turner.

21-man squad: Evalds, Welham, Sarginson, Lolohea, Mossop, Lussick, Dudson, Lanni, Pauli, Ikahihifo, Burke, Yates, Atkin, Flanagan, Johnson, Greenwood, Williams, Sio, Kear, Jones, Roberts.

Unavailable: Kevin Brown (Suspended)

Questionable:

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield were left to a rue a poor second-half showing after they failed to build on their one-point half-time advantage over Castleford which was a big disappointment to them after they had put in a very good performance over Warrington in their previous game.
  • Trinity have not had the best of luck with injuries to start the campaign and things got even worse for them last week as they lost centre Joe Arundel for the season after he suffered an ACL injury.
  • Ryan Hampshire has also been ruled out for six weeks after breaking his jaw which leaves Wakefield very light in the backs but Chris Chester will hope for some better news on the injury front as he awaits news on the fitness on the likes of David Fifita and Chris Green.

21-man squad: Ashurst, Atkins, Bailey, Crowther, Green, Johnstone, Jowitt, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Navarette, Pitts, Tangata, Tanginoa, Tupou, Walker, Westerman, Josh Wood, Kyle Wood.

Unavailable: Ben Jones-Bishop (Illness), David Fifita (Injured), Tinirau Arona (Injured), Joe Arundel (Injured), Yusuf Aydin (Injured), Danny Brough (Injured)

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Last season’s Grand Finalists Salford have not had the start that they would have desired at the beginning of the 2020 campaign having lost three of their first four matches. They now host injury-hit Wakefield in an attempt to kick-start their season but the visitors will not make it easy for them. There is likely to be a lack of creativity on show from Wakefield who are missing some key playmakers but with Salford also lacking points so far this season, this should be a low-scoring contest that goes under 44.5 points.

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