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

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THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Friday 23rd July, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? DW Stadium

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

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors secured a second scrappy win in succession against Huddersfield Giants and they will be desperate to build on that in what they deem to be another winnable fixture in the form of a clash with Wakefield Trinity.
  • Wigan were able to prevail despite missing some key playmakers with their gutsy defensive display doing enough to edge the Giants but they will hope for more with the ball here owing to the return of Jackson Hastings from suspension.

21-man squad: Bibby, Bullock, Clark, Clubb, Farrell, Gildart, Halsall, Hanley, Hastings, Havard, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, McDonnell, O’Neill, Partington, Pearce-Paul, Powell, Shorrocks, Singleton, Smith

Unavailable: Jai Field, Bevan French, Zak Hardaker, Dom Manfredi, John Bateman, Morgan Smithies, Liam Byrne

Questionable:

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Salford Red Devils last week and that defeat saw them fall a spot in the table with only two teams below them ahead of this round of fixtures.
  • Trinity were punished for some sloppy play in the second half but they will hope to get back on track here with a handful of players back in contention including Alex Walker, Kyle Wood and Ryan Hampshire.

21-man squad: Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Aydin, Batchelor, Battye, Bowes, Fifita, Green, Hampshire, Kay, Kershaw, Lino, Lyne, Miller, Pitts, Senior, Tanginoa, A. Walker, B. Walker, K. Wood

Unavailable: Josh Wood, Bill Tupou, Tom Johnstone, Jordan Crowther, Jack Croft, Max Jowitt, Joe Westerman

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THE PREDICTION

Wigan Warriors will hope that they have turned a corner after earning back-to-back wins against Huddersfield Giants but they know they still have plenty of improvements to make. They will however be confident of making it three straight wins as they take on Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium, despite Trinity prevailing when the teams last met at the end of June. Trinity have been unable to build on that success with that remaining their only victory in their last five. They are boosted by the return of a handful of players for this clash but it might still not be enough to prevail with points continuing to be hard to come by. That is also the case for the hosts though, so a low-scoring encounter with under 42 points is expected in this one.

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