July 11, 2021 9:32 AM
Ash Wheldon

2021 Super League – Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Sunday 11th July, 2021 – 15:30 (UK)

Where is Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils taking place? The Mend-A-Hose Jungle

Where can I get tickets for Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What channel is Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils on? Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils? Castleford Tigers vs Salford Red Devils cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE TEAM NEWS

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

  • Castleford Tigers will finally return to action having not played since a defeat to Catalans Dragons on the 24th June and this will be their final chance to prepare for a Challenge Cup final with St. Helens.
  • With that game on the horizon next weekend, Daryl Powell has opted to rest a host of his key players with the likes of Paul McShane and Niall Evalds sitting out with four youngsters in line to make their debuts having being named in the 21-man squad.

21-man squad: Bienek, Blair, Clare, Eden, Foster, Hall, Hepi, Holmes, Jordan, Magee, Martin, Millington, Peachey, Qareqare, Richardson, Robb, Rusling, Sadler, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Watts

Unavailable: Sosaia Feki, Gareth O’Brien, Jake Trueman, Paul McShane, Peter Mata’utia, Suaia Matagi, Niall Evalds, Derrell Olpherts, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, George Griffin, Jacques O’Neill, Daniel Smith, Jordan Turner

Questionable:

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • Salford Red Devils, like the hosts in this contest, will make their return to action following a COVID-19 outbreak within the camp but there is still some uncertainty regarding the make-up of their squad.
  • The Red Devils have struggled to get players onto the training field in the build-up to this game and while they will come up against an under-strength Castleford Tigers outfit, Salford could also still be missing a host of players as well as plenty that are underprepared.

21-man squad: TBC

Unavailable: TBC

Questionable: TBC

THE PREDICTION

Both of these teams will take to the field for the first time since the back end of June after each of their last two matches were postponed. Castleford Tigers also have one eye on a date with St. Helens at Wembley next week so they could be forgiven for not being desperate to win this fixture. That is not the case for Salford Red Devils who have managed just two wins from 11 Super League matches so far this year but with some key attacking players set to be absent, it might make this a tight game with points at a premium so expect no more than 44 here.

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