St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity 01/06/19 Preview, Prediction & Team News

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St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity
Date: Saturday 1st June 2019
Kick Off: 15:15
Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium (St Helens)
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SQUADS
St Helens: Lomax, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Richardson, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Taia, Paulo, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Knowles, Peyroux, Lees, Ashworth, Smith, Coote, Costello
: Ashurst, Batchelor, Brough, Caton-Brown, Croft, Crowther, England, Hampshire, Hirst, Jones-Bishop, Kershaw, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Randell, Tanginoa, Wood
TV: Live on BBC1

Radio: Live on BBC Local Radio and via the BBC Website

St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity

St Helens welcome Wakefield Trinity to the Totally Wicked Stadium for this quarter-final from the 2019 Challenge Cup and the great news for fans is that you can watch all of the action live on BBC1.

Saint shave been the dominant side so far in the league this season but they were for much of last season, but they of course came unstuck at just the wrong time of the season.

Saints bounced back from a poor display against Salford but picking up a big win at the Magic Weekend whilst Wakefield’s form has dropped off alarmingly.

The good news for Wakey fans is that in the cup form often goes out of the window and in the winner takes all nature of the competition, they can go to Saints, paly with nothing to lose and that makes them a dangerous opponent for the hosts.

Form

St Helens have now won each of their last 8 matches and they are still undefeated at home.

Wakefield have won just 2 of their last 5 and they have lost each of their last 2.

Team News

Saints make a number of changes to their squad for this one but they are certainly not taking it easy. Luke Thompson, Mark Percival and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook all return alongside Danny Richardson. Theo Fages, Kyle Amor, James Bentley and Adam Swift drop out.

Wakefield welcome back Danny Brough but they are without both David Fifita and Max Jowitt due to injury.

Prediction

Whilst the loss of Theo Fages will hit the Saints as he has proven to be their key organiser this season, it is difficult to see how this out of form Wakefield side can take on and defeat Saints.

Saints have pace, power, skill and size to eclipse most team but against a Wakefield side with so many missing, the home side should have the advantage all over the park.

Wakefield will need to move the ball fast if they are to have any chance and to use their speedy outside backs against the big forwards of Saints. If they can do that, they will have a chance of a cupset, but just like Salford, it will likely still not be enough.

Score Prediction St Helens by 14

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