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Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors Preview
The Salford Red Devils welcome their near neighbours, the Wigan Warriors to the AJ bell Stadium for a match up that will have a big Say on things at both ends of the table in the Super League.
Despite been close to each other in terms of location, these 2 sides are far apart in terms of their hopes and expectations with success for the Red Devils arguably been survival in the topflight, whilst success for the Warriors is measured in the amount of trophies that they win, with finals places been the bare minimum for a season not to be a write off.
It is no surprise therefore that many will have the Warriors as the favourites for this one but as gets shown time and time again in the Super league and as the Red Devils have shown plenty of times in the recent past, anybody can beat anybody else on their day.
Salford have the opposite record of Wigan with just the 1 win from their opening 6 games.
Wigan go into this round of matches top of the Super League table with 5 win from their opening 6 matches.
Josh Johnson replaces Jack Ormondroyd in the only change for Salford.
Wigan’s Oliver Partington and Ben Flower are both banned for this one.
Jackson hasting and Jake Bibby are both named and are set to play against there former team for Wigan, as is Dan Sarginson who is named by Salford.
The AJ Bell stadium is home to the Salford Red Devils and whilst it is a fine modern stadium it, for whatever reason, hasn’t managed to grab the attention of the Salford public and it hasn’t yet created the sort of atmosphere that would give the hosts a big home field advantage.
Thankfully, there are some matches when the atmosphere is better and that is often when the likes of the Warriors are in town.
With a big following and with lots of interest form local supporters, the AJ Bell often comes alive for this game and that gives the players the best setting to produce there bet quality and to give us an entertaining match up.
Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors 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.
Whilst we expect Salford to make things tough in the early going, the extra quality and the extra belief of the Warriors should shine through and in the end it should be a relatively straight forward win for the away side.
Score Prediction Wigan Warriors by 12