2020 Super League – St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Thursday 15th October, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity? 9c, partly cloudy

What channel is St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity on? Sky Sports Mix

Where can I stream St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wakefield Trinity 16-20 St. Helens

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. HELENS

  • St. Helens were given a real fright by Wakefield Trinity last week and needed to fight back from 12-0 down in order to earn the victory but they will learn plenty of lessons from that success ahead of this repeat clash.
  • Saints were far from their best but Wakefield did a good job on them, although the table toppers will be eager to put in a better attacking display than they managed in last week’s game.
  • James Graham was ruled out before kick-off of that game having come into contact with COVID-19 so he will once again be absent as he self-isolates but Saints could look to hand a debut to youngster Jake Wingfield after he was named in the 21-man squad.

21-man squad: Amor, Batchelor, Bentley, Coote, Dodd, Fages, Grace, Knowles, Lees, Lomax, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Naiqama, Peyroux, Roby, Simm, Smith, Taia, Walmsley, Welsby, Wingfield

Unavailable: Jack Ashworth, Mark Percival, James Graham

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WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity put in a much-improved display as they pushed reigning champions and league leaders St. Helens all the way last week but they just fell short in their quest to end their miserable losing run.
  • It is now nine defeats in all competitions for Trinity following last week’s 16-20 loss and although they will take plenty of heart from that effort, they know they will need to find more as they take on Saints once again.
  • Despite missing a raft of talent, Trinity asked plenty of questions of Saints and found a renewed vigour in defence with Chris Chester hoping that continues here with Chris Green a potential addition to his side.

20-man squad: Ashurst, Bailey, Batchelor, Battye, Croft, Fifita, Green, Hampshire, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kopczak, Lyne, Navarrete, Senior, Tangata, Tanginoa, A. Walker, Westerman, J. Wood

Unavailable: Joe Arundel, Danny Brough, Ryan Atkins, Lee Kershaw, Danny Kirmond, Kyle Wood, Liam Kay, Bill Tupou, Tony Gigot, Jacob Miller, Jay Pitts, Tinirau Arona

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THE PREDICTION

St. Helens continued their charge towards the league leaders’ shield with a narrow win over Wakefield Trinity last week but they will hope to put in a better performance as the two teams meet again here. Despite missing a host of players, Trinity caught Saints cold last week and looked the better side in the first half but they were unable to go on with it and claim a rare success. Saints have now won their last eight Super League matches, all of those since the restart, and it would be a surprise if they failed to win again but Wakefield can keep it within 20 points.

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