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

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THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs St. Helens taking place? Friday 9th October, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs St. Helens taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

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

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Wakefield Trinity vs St. Helens? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? St. Helens 26-6 Wakefield Trinity

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity were right in the game with Catalans Dragons last week as they trailed by just four points at the break but a terrible second half showing coupled with a dominant Dragons’ display saw the hosts run up a big score.
  • Having led 0-8, Wakefield then allowed 40 unanswered points including 28 in the second half as they were torn to shreds following a solid opening which means Trinity have now lost their eight games in all competitions.
  • To make matters worse for Wakey, their squad is weaker than it was last week with Bill Tupou, Tony Gigot, Joe Westerman and Chris Green dropping out of their 21-man squad but on-loan London Broncos prop Eddie Battye could make his debut.

21-man squad: Arona, Ashurst, Batchelor, Battye, Croft, Crowther, Fifita, Hampshire, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Pitts, Senior, Tangata, Tanginoa, A. Walker, B. Walker, K. Wood

Unavailable: Joe Arundel, Danny Brough, Ryan Atkins, Lee Kershaw, Danny Kirmond, Max Jowitt, Josh Wood, Liam Kay, Chris Green, Joe Westerman, Bill Tupou, Romain Navarrete, Tony Gigot

Questionable:

ST. HELENS

  • St. Helens came out on top of their derby with local rivals Wigan Warriors last week as Saints blew their young opponents away and were able to keep them to nil in the one-sided contest.
  • Wigan opted to rest the vast majority of their first-team players in a bid to keep them fresh for their Challenge Cup semi-final and with Saints boasting a vastly superior and experienced outfit, those differences told in the 0-42 success.
  • That victory ensured that the defending champions made it seven Super League victories in a row whilst they also leapfrogged Warrington Wolves to retake top spot and in a further boost for this clash, Saints are able to recall Tommy Makinson following a long ban.

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

Unavailable: Jack Ashworth, Mark Percival

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield Trinity have struggled all season but they are now stuck in a real rut and look to be in a huge battle to avoid finishing bottom of Super League. They are yet to win following the restart and suffered a heavy loss at the hands of Catalans Dragons despite starting strongly in their clash last week. That is now eight straight losses in all competitions and face another difficult test here as they come up against reigning champions St. Helens. Saints’ form is the complete opposite to Wakefield’s having won their last seven league matches and it is difficult to envisage anything but a big win for the league leaders with the margin likely to be at least 20 points.

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