SL Preview: Wakefield v Wigan

Wakefield head into tonight’s game desperately in search of some form, having lost their last eight games in a row.

They will be helped by the presence of prop Ben Kavanagh, who joined this week on loan from Widnes.

Reece Lyne and Jordan Crowther are also included in James Webster‘s squad. Joe Arundel, Jarrod Sammut and Kyle Trout drop out.

Wigan have kept the same squad which was so impressive in victory over Warrington last week.

Prediction: It is hard to look beyond an emphatic away win tonight, Warriors to win by at least 16 points.

Wakefield (19-man squad): Crowther, Godinet, Hall, Kavanagh, Kirke, Kirmond, Lauitiiti, Lyne, McShane, Miller, Molloy, Owen, Ryan, Riley, Scruton, Simon, D. Smith, T. Smith, Washbrook.

Wigan (19-man squad): Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Clubb, Crosby, L. Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Hampshire, Manfredi, McIlorum, Mossop, Patrick, Sarginson, Smith, Tautai, J. Tomkins, L Tomkins, Williams.

Stats:

Wigan’s Liam Farrell has scored tries in the Warriors’ last three meetings with Wakefield (1-2-2).

Wakefield have lost their last eight Super League matches. Their last league win was 44-24 at home to Hull Kingston Rovers on 15 February.

Super League Summary:

Wakefield won 7

Wigan won 30 (includes win in 2004 play-offs)

Wakefield highest score: 40-14 (H, 2006) (Widest margin: 40-14, H, 2006; 32-6, H, 2007)

Wigan highest score: 60-24 (A, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-6, A, 2000)

Last 10 Meetings:

Wigan 52, Wakefield 10 (SLR7, 27/3/15)
Wakefield 36, Wigan 28 (SLR17, 22/6/14)
Wigan 46, Wakefield 24 (SLR3, 2/3/14)
Wakefield 23, Wigan 36 (SLR17, 2/6/13)
Wigan 44, Wakefield 24 (SLR11, 7/4/13)
Wakefield 10, Wigan 52 (SLR20, 8/7/12)
Wigan 36, Wakefield 6 (SLR11, 9/4/12)
Wigan 48, Wakefield 6 (SLR22, 15/7/11)
Wakefield 0, Wigan 26 (SLR12, 25/4/11)
Wakefield 6, Wigan 48 (SLR17, 13/6/10)

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