Widnes Vikings vs Salford Red Devils Super League Round 7 Preview

Both teams come into this fixture on a similar run of form, both winning just 2 of their last 6 outings in the league, Salford however will be full of confidence from last week's victory over Hull.

Salford's 2017 record against the Vikings is 2 for 2, both with decent points margins too, 14+ points victories in both outings against Widnes. Salford's recent record against the Vikings has resulted in a victory during their last 5 meetings, Widnes' last victory over the Red Devils coming on the 26th of July 2015, a drop goal enough to earn them the victory.

The Vikings name an identical side to the team that played for 20 minutes in last week's fixture against Wakefield, before it was abandoned. The Vikings are still missing Wellington Albert through suspension as last week's game does not reduce his ban as the result voided. Salford are also unchanged from the side that defeated Hull FC last week.

Widnes Vikings - Rhys Hanbury, Stefan Marsh, Krisnan Inu, Charly Runciman, Joe Mellor, Chris Houston, Matt Whitley, Chris Dean, Danny Craven, Tom Olbison, Sam Wilde, Greg Burke, Macgraff Leuluai, Jordan Johnstone, Ryan Ince, Ed Chamberlain, Ted Chapelhow, Brad Walker, Aaron Heremaia.

Salford Red Devils - Greg Johnson, Kris Welham, Junior Sa'u, Niall Evalds, Robert Lui, Jack Littlejohn, Craig Kopczak, Logan Tomkins, Josh Jones, Weller Hauraki, Mark Flannagan, Lama Tasi, Ryan Lannon, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Josh Wood, Derrell Olpherts, Lee Mossop, Jake Bibby.
This is a very tough game to call, both sides very evenly matched and playing almost full strength squads, however, based on the morale boost from last week's victory coupled with their good record against Widnes, I have to back Salford to claim the victory by 12+ points.



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