2021 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Thursday 24th June, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Mobile Rocket Stadium

Where can I get tickets for Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What channel is Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors on? Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors? Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity’s terrible run against local rivals Castleford Tigers continued as they lost to their opponents once again, making it 15 successive losses to that particular side and they will be desperate to respond as they host Wigan Warriors.
  • Trinity have now lost back-to-back matches after a three-game winning run and to make matters worse, they have lost outside back Bill Tupou for the year to a knee injury suffered last week while four have been called up for international duty this week.

20-man squad: Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Aydin, Batchelor, Battye, Crowther, Fifita, Hampshire, Johnstone, Jowitt, Kay, Kershaw, Lino, Miller, Pitts, Senior, B. Walker, Westerman, K. Wood

Unavailable: Alex Walker, Josh Wood, Chris Green, Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Kelepi Tanginoa

Questionable: Liam Kay, Joe Westerman

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors produced an underwhelming attacking performance with the experiment to play Jackson Hastings at fullback backfiring and that is now successive losses for the Warriors after going down to Hull KR last week.
  • The Warriors come into this game having named just a 17-man squad with injuries and international call-ups hindering them and it could be another tough game for them with a lack of offensive options in key positions at their disposal.

17-man squad: Bibby, Bullock, Byrne, Gildart, Hanley, Havard, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, McDonnell, O’Neill, Partington, Pearce-Paul, Powell, Shorrocks, Smith, Smithies

Unavailable: Jai Field, Tony Clubb, Bevan French, Zak Hardaker, Dom Manfredi, Brad Singleton, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Jackson Hastings

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield Trinity and Wigan Warriors both suffered disappointing losses on the back of poor efforts with ball in hand last week and that could be the same story in this contest as the pair go head-to-head. Wigan have now lost their last two and having managed to score just eight points in those games, it is clear where their problems lie. Wakefield on the other hand have struggled defensively of late but they will fancy their chances of keeping the visitors quiet which should lead to a low-scoring game that produces no more than 46 points.

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