2020 Super League – Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Friday 9th October, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors? 8c, clear skies

What channel is Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wigan Warriors 16-10 Warrington Wolves

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves endured a difficult week as they were beaten by Salford Red Devils on two occasions with the second of those losses coming in their Challenge Cup semi-final as the holders were knocked out of the competition.
  • The Wolves will now look to get their assault on the Super League title back on track after they surrendered top spot to St. Helens last week with their league loss against the Red Devils their first loss in their last nine Super League matches.
  • After fielding Stefan Ratchford at loose forward in the Cup tie at the weekend, Warrington may look to revert him back into a more familiar role in the backs but the Wolves will be without Ben Murdoch-Masila in a blow to their pack.

21-man squad: Akauola, Ashton, Austin, Brand, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Gelling, Hill, Hughes, Johnson, King, Mamo, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Robson, Widdop

Unavailable: Tom Lineham, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Danny Walker

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WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors were outplayed by Leeds Rhinos in their Challenge Cup semi-final at the weekend and coupled with their nilling against St. Helens in their league clash, it was a poor week for the Warriors.
  • They must now look to pick themselves up as they face a tough test against Warrington Wolves with the Warriors looking to solidify their spot in the top four, although they will have to make-do without three of their players having tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Those players have not been named but Wigan have numerous players unavailable to them with forwards George Burgess, Tony Clubb, Ethan Havard and Jack Wells all out through injury but there is a first call-up for recently signed Brad Singleton.

21-man squad: Bibby, Bourouh, Bullock, Farrell, French, Greenwood, Halsall, Hardaker, Hastings, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, McDonnell, O’Loughlin, Partington, Powell, Rushton, Jo. Shorrocks, Singleton, Smith, Smithies

Unavailable: Liam Marshall, Tony Clubb, George Burgess, Ethan Havard, Jack Wells, Oliver Gildart, Chris Hankinson, Joe Burgess, Ben Flower, Liam Byrne, Mitch Clark, Jake Shorrocks

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THE PREDICTION

Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors were both dumped out of the last four of the Challenge Cup at the weekend and they will be eager to put that behind them as quickly as possible with this Super League clash the perfect opportunity to do so. The two teams both occupy the top four and will be keen to move another step closer to securing their play-off berth but the loser may start to feel some pressure from the chasing pack. Wigan’s preparations have been hit by some positive COVID-19 tests and having produced such a poor performance last week, it will take a lot for them to respond with Warrington able to claim the spoils in this one.

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