2020 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Saturday 29th August, 2020 – 16:15 (UK)

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers? 15c, mostly cloudy

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers on? Sky Sports Arena

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Castleford Tigers 16-12 Wigan Warriors

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors produced a solid display as they were able to overcome Leeds Rhinos in their latest encounter and after earning victories in both of their matches since the restart, the Warriors have retained their spot at the top of the table.
  • The Warriors looked like the better side for long periods but the Rhinos managed to stay in the game for long periods until Wigan were able to cut loose in the final quarter of the game as they ran out 28-10 victors.
  • Having enjoyed the week off because of the Challenge Cup, Wigan are able to call upon the services of Tommy Leuluai and Ben Flower with the pair looking set to overcome injuries and George Burgess is also available after serving a one-match ban.

21-man squad: Bibby, Bourouh, Bullock, G. Burgess, Byrne, Farrell, Flower, French, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Hastings, Havard, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, Marshall, Powell, Jo. Shorrocks, Smith, Smithies

Unavailable: Tony Clubb (Injured), Oliver Partington (Suspended), Oliver Gildart (Injured), Sean O’Loughlin (Injured)

Questionable: Tommy Leuluai

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

  • Castleford went toe-to-toe in an epic contest with St. Helens in their last encounter but they were ultimately kept scoreless as they came out second best in a low-scoring affair which means they have lost both of their matches since Super League resumed.
  • The Tigers and Saints could not be separated as the scores were locked at 0-0 at half-time of their clash but the reigning champions did what was required in the second half to condemn Cas to the 10-0 loss.
  • Castleford were supposed to be on a bye this week but have stepped in to take the place of Catalans Dragons following an outbreak of COVID-19 at the French club but the Tigers will be pleased that the game has not come too soon for stand-off Jake Trueman.

21-man squad: Clare, Foster, Griffin, Hepi, Holmes, Massey, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Moors, O’Brien, Olpherts, O’Neill, Richardson, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Smith, Trueman, Turner, Watts

Unavailable: Sosaia Feki (Injured), Matt Cook (Injured), Cheyse Blair (Injured), Peter Mata’utia (Suspended)

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Wigan Warriors have done what has been required of them to earn victories in their two matches since Super League returned and they will look to maintain their 100% record following the restart as they take on Castleford Tigers. The change in opponent might allow the Warriors to catch the Tigers off guard, especially with Cas failing to win either of their matches since the restart. Wigan have looked solid on both sides of the ball and if they are match their performance against Leeds Rhinos last time out, they should be good enough to win this one by at least four points.

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