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

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THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Friday 6th November, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils? 8c, partly cloudy

What channel is Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Wakefield Trinity vs Salford Red Devils? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Salford Red Devils 12-22 Wakefield Trinity

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity were unable to make it four wins in succession as they were edged by Leeds Rhinos at the weekend but their upturn at form before that defeat was enough to see them avoid the wooden spoon with Hull KR suffering that ignominy.
  • Trinity were without a good number of key players for the second game against the Rhinos in quick succession and they were unable to make it back-to-back wins as Brad Dwyer’s try levelled the scores at 18 apiece before Rhyse Martin’s conversion sealed Wakefield’s fate.
  • After missing out last time out, Wakefield have the likes of Bill Tupou, Tom Johnstone and Reece Lyne back in contention for their final game of the season but Alex Walker and Joe Westerman are among those sidelined.

21-man squad: Arona, Bailey, Batchelor, Battye, Bowes, Crowther, Fifita, Green, Hampshire, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Kershaw, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Pitts, Senior, Tanginoa, Tupou, B. Walker, K. Wood

Unavailable: Joe Arundel, Danny Brough, Ryan Atkins, Danny Kirmond, Josh Wood, Liam Kay, Romain Navarrete, Matty Ashurst, Tony Gigot, Alex Walker, Joe Westerman, Adam Tangata, Max Jowitt

Questionable:

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • Salford Red Devils made a successful return to action in their clash with Catalans Dragons earlier in the week after they had opted to forfeit their game with Warrington Wolves because of a lack of available players.
  • Salford made it seven league victories for the campaign with the 42-24 success as they produced a superb second half to overturn a half-time scoreline of 6-18 with the Red Devils scoring 36 unanswered points before conceding a late consolation.
  • Mark Flanagan will bring the curtain down on his rugby league career following this game but there will be no farewell for Joey Lussick who misses what will be his last game for the Red Devils before heading home to Australia having signed for Parramatta Eels.

21-man squad: Ackers, Atkin, Burke, Chamberlain, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Ikahihifo, Inu, Jones, Kear, Lolohea, McCarthy, Mossop, Ormondroyd, Pauli, Roberts, Sarginson, Watkins, Welham, Yates

Unavailable: Ken Sio, Josh Johnson, Jack Ormondroyd, Ryan Lannon, Kevin Brown, James Greenwood, Joey Lussick

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield Trinity and Salford Red Devils will close out their season in this clash at Headingley with the pair each frustrated at their campaign but for different reasons. Wakefield have spent plenty of time at the foot of the table and only narrowly avoided the wooden spoon with a late resurgence. Salford on the other hand were left empty handed as they lost out in the Challenge Cup final and never really threatened the play-off spots, a year after making the Grand Final. Both teams will aim to bow out on a high but with nothing but pride on the line, this could be an open contest with some air given to the ball and that could result in a match that sees over 44.5 points.

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