Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity Super League Round 13 Preview

Both sides enter round 13 off the back of losses, the Tigers falling to a determined Wigan side 28-12, Wakefield suffered at the hands of Salford losing 38-4, a rough day at the office for Trinity after they failed to show up in their match. The Tigers are currently experiencing a crisis in the backs, Lo stood down, Hitchcox on loan and Eden injured leaves the wing spot with a huge question mark.

These two sides met 3 times in 2017, the first meeting was a Trinity win, the second and third however, would go the way of the Tigers. In their last 10 meetings the Tigers have come away with the 2 points on offer 8 times, an even more damming stat is the fact that Wakefield's last away victory over the Tigers came way back in Round 23 of the 2012 Super League season.

Wakefield make four changes to last week's losing side; Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Justin Horo and Danny Kirmond are replaced by Ryan Hampshire, Chris Annakin, Max Jowitt and James Batchelor. The Tigers also make four changes to their squad; Ben Roberts, Alex Foster, Nathan Massey and James Clare all missing through injury, they are replaced by; Calum Turner, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Junior Moors and James Green.

Castleford Tigers: Matt Cook, Jamie Ellis, Luke Gale, James Green, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Junior Moors, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Michael Shenton, Gadwin Springer, Jake Trueman, Calum Turner, Joe Wardle, Liam Watts, Jake Webster

Wakefield Trinity: Chris Annakin, Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, Jordan Baldwinson, James Batchelor, Anthony England, Ryan Hampshire, Keegan Hirst, Craig Huby, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop, Max Jowitt, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Pauli Pauli, Tyler Randell, Bill Tupou,Kyle Wood

I'm going to back Castleford in this affair, it will be tight as both teams have something to prove, however, Trinity are far too inconsistent right now for me to believe that they have what it takes to beat Super League's close game specialists. I'm backing the Tigers by a margin of 7-12.



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