2020 Super League – Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Thursday 3rd September, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers? 18c, mostly cloudy

What channel is Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers on? Sky Sports Mix

Where can I stream Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Salford Red Devils 22-0 Castleford Tigers

THE TEAM NEWS

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • Salford Red Devils were unable to back-up their performance from their last game against Hull FC as their extended break seemed to affect them as they were on the end of a heavy loss against Leeds Rhinos.
  • The Red Devils were blown away in the first half as the Rhinos raced into a 26-0 lead at the break and although they scored the first two tries in the second half, a comeback did not materialise as they fell away to succumb to a 50-12 loss.
  • To compound matters for the Red Devils, they have lost a quarter of players to injury in the form of Ken Sio, Chris Atkin, John Johnson and Ryan Lannon but skipper Lee Mossop is back in the mix following a knock while Krisnan Inu, Connor Jones and Jack Ormondroyd also earn call-ups.

21-man squad: Ackers, Brown, Burke, Chamberlain, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Greenwood, Ikahihifo, Inu, Jones, Kear, Lolohea, Lussick, McCarthy, Mossop, Ormondroyd, Pauli, Welham, Williams, Yates

Unavailable: Dan Sarginson (Injured), Ken Sio (Injured), Chris Atkin (Injured), Josh Johnson (Injured), Ryan Lannon (Injured)

Questionable:

CASTLEFORD TIGERS

  • Castleford Tigers were unable to capitalise on a strong start to their game with Wigan Warriors as they remained winless following the restart of the Super League season and they must find a way to break their duck or risk falling out of contention for the play-offs.
  • The Tigers started brightly as they opened up a 12-point lead but the Warriors fought back and were able to pull away in the second half with Castleford eventually falling to a 30-22 defeat.
  • Cas have suffered further woe ahead of this clash with Jake Trueman, Daniel Smith and James Clare all ruled out with the injuries they sustained in last week’s clash but Peter Mata’utia is back from a ban and comes into the squad along with Greg Eden and Bailey Hodgson.

21-man squad: Eden, Foster, Griffin, Hepi, Hodgson, Holmes, Massey, Mata’utia, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Moors, O’Brien, Olpherts, O’Neill, Richardson, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Turner, Watts

Unavailable: Sosaia Feki (Injured), Matt Cook (Injured), Cheyse Blair (Injured), James Clare (Injured), Jake Trueman (Injured), Daniel Smith (Injured)

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THE PREDICTION

Salford Red Devils struggled in their loss to Leeds Rhinos but they will point to their prolonged spell between matches after their squad had to self-isolate as well as a big injury toll during the game as an excuse for their poor showing. They will hope for much better here as they take on a Castleford Tigers outfit that have lost all three of their matches since the restart. The Tigers will be without key man Jake Trueman in this one but they will believe they can break their duck even in his absence. However, Salford will have other ideas and with both teams likely to throw everything into this to earn an important two points, this contest should produce at least 46 points.

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