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Catalans Dragons v Castleford Tigers Preview
The Catalans Dragoons welcome the Castleford Tigers to the Stade Gilbert Brutus in the South of France for a game that has a long history of been one of the most exciting of the season.
With the Catalans Dragons you just never know what you are going to get.
They often play with little to no structure and with their ongoing problems with discipline, you never know whether a key player will see out the full 80 minutes and for how long the hosts will have to play without a full 13 out on the field.
If the Dragons are one of the most unpredictable sides in the competition, when it comes to the Tigers you know exactly what you are going to get 99% of the time.
The Cas Tigers play a highly structured and highly organised style that when played to the best of their capability makes them a hugely difficult side to defeat and makes them one of the strongest teams in the competition.
Catalans have played 1 and lost 1 in a heavy home defeat to the Giants.
Castleford have played 2 and won 2 against Toronto and Wigan.
Catalans make 2 changes for this one with Lewis Tierney returning and both Mickael Simon and Arthur Mourgue dropping out but the headline news is that Israel Falou has been named and is expected to play.
Cas make 3 changes with Mike McMeeken, George Griffiin and Tyla Hepi coming in to replace Lewis Peachey, Brad Graham and Bailey Hodgson.
The Stade Gilbert Brutus, in the French city of Perpignan, is the home of the Catalans Dragons and what a home it has proven to be for the hosts.
Matches in the south of France tend to be amongst the most action packed and incident filled of all matches, with high scoring affairs and plenty of sin-binning’s the norm.
Whilst that is arguably a hindrance to the hosts, it does also keep the home faithful fully engaged and that leads to some of the most vocal and colourful support in the competition.
The trip over to the channel can be a difficult one for away teams, with a change in temperature and playing conditions as well as the unfamiliar surrounds of playing in France but Castleford are one of those sides who seemingly find the tradition straightforward.
Catalans Dragons v Cas Tigers Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.
This is a difficult match to predict as you just never know what you are going to get with the Dragons and after just the 1 performance to judge them on this season.
In that game they struggled badly whilst the Tigers have been impressing so it is difficult to look at anything other than an away win but you can never truly write off the Dragons at home.
Score Prediction Castleford Tigers by 10