Wigan Warriors v Toronto Wolfpack

Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors v Toronto Wolfpack
Date: Thursday 13th February 2020
Kick Off: 19:45
Venue: DW Stadium (Wigan)
Competition: Super League
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Match Preview
SQUADS
Wigan Warriors: Hardaker, Marshall, Hankinson, Burgess, French, Leuluai, Clubb, Isa, Farrell, O’Loughlin, Greenwood, Smithies, Partington, Bullock, Byrne, Clark, Bibby, Smith, Havard, Hastings, Bourouh
Toronto Wolfpack: O’Brien, Russell, Leutele, Kay, Mellor, McCrone, Sidlow, Ackers, Mullally, Dixon, Thompson, Wilkin, Springer, Olbison, Wallace, Singleton, Wheeler, Cunningham, Miloudi

Wigan Warriors v Toronto Wolfpack Preview

The Wigan Warriors take on the Toronto Wolfpack in an intriguing match up from the Super League.

This is a match up full of contrasts and that is what could set it up to be a fascinating one as you have the long time established household name of the Warriors, who have enjoyed success throughout much of their historic and who are an icon of the sport facing off against the newly established Toronto Wolfpack.

The Canadian side have also enjoyed lots of success in their brief history but now is the time to really establish themselves as one of the top teams and there is no better opportunity to do that than when playing against one of the giants of the sport.

It isn’t just off of the field where the sides differ as both sides differ on their playing styles and on their approach to the game.

The Warriors are all about the grind and about sticking to their structures in the belief that they have better players and ability than other teams.

The Wolfpack on the other prefer a much more expansive style of play that see’s them taking many more risks than most teams and especially more than the often safety first Warriors.

Form

Wigan have won 1 and lost one of their opening 2 matches whilst the Wolfpack have lost both of there games this season.

Team News

Wigan make 2 changes for this one with Joe Bullock and Amir Bourouh replacing the injured duo of Sam Powell and Jake Shorrocks.

Toronto name just a 19 man squad for this one with the headline news seeing star signing Sonny Bill Williams missing as he is back in New Zealand for the birth of his child.

Stadium

The DW Stadium plays host to this one and whilst it is one of the better stadiums in the Super League, when it comes to smaller games against sides with little away support, it can be a quiet stadium and a lack of atmosphere.

This is one such game that will likely be like that but if the layers step up and give us great action from the start, the fans will soon get behind the Warriors and the small band of Toronto fans always add noise and colour.

Wigan Warriors v Toronto Wolfpack 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.

Prediction

Whilst Wigan struggled last time out away at Cas, they will be hoping the comforts of home come to their aid this week in a match they are heavily fancied to pick up the win.

Toronto have shown that they have the quality to take on and match Super League teams but they have also shown that they can only do that for periods of a game and not for the full 80 minutes.

Whilst SBW has struggled on his return to the sport, he still brings an air of authority to the Wolfpack and he will be a big miss.

In what could be a scrappy game played in tough conditions, we can only see a home win in this one in what should be a game that they control throughout.

Score Prediction Wigan Warriors by 18

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