SL Preview: St Helens v Salford

Salford travel to Langtree Park in search of their first away win of the summer era at St Helens.

Indeed, the Red Devils have not won at Saints for over 35 years, and have lost all 15 summer matches at Knowsley Road, one at the Stobart Stadium in 2011, and three at Langtree Park.

They will have star stand-off Rangi Chase back from a seven-game suspension to help them.

Cory Paterson has been cleared to play, following concussion, while Josh Griffin is suspended.

Mark Percival returns for the home team, with Jack Ashworth missing out.

Luke Walsh and Joe Greenwood are not quite fit enough to be included this week.

Prediction: St Helens to win by at least 14.

Stats:

Salford last won at St Helens on 12 January, 1980 (18-17). The Saints have won 30 consecutive home meetings between the sides since then. Salford’s last home win over St Helens was 42-34 at The Willows on 15 May, 2010 – with Saints winning 10 consecutive games against the Reds since then.

Super League Summary:

St Helens won 32
Salford won 4
St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)
Salford highest score: 42-34 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 39-26, H, 1997)

2015 meeting:

Salford 6, St Helens 52 (SLR2, 12/2/15)

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