Warrington v Wakefield

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06 September 2019

Warrington should finally have recovered from their Challenge Cup hangover as they host a much-improved Wakefield side looking to finally confirm their Super League status for 2020.

Though the Wolves have a Challenge Cup in their 2019 trophy cabinet, they have lost six in a row in the league, and in the process, have slipped down to third in the table. Wakefield, meanwhile, have just one win in seven games, though the signing of Morgan Escare has improved their attacking flair.

The stats will not raise Wakefield fans’ hopes either as they have lost their last five against the Wolves in all competitions and the last time Trinity won away at the Halliwell Jones was 2014.

Wakefield head coach Chris Chester is without injured trio Chris Annakin, Bill Tupou and James Batchelor, but Jordy Crowther, Titus Gwaze and Lee Kershaw are all fit.

Warrington finally welcome back star halfback Blake Austin and also have Toby King, Mike Cooper, Chris Hill and Dec Patton back, all of whom missed last weekend's loss at Salford.

Wakefield will be hoping to catch Warrington on another off-day in the league, and, after their success two weeks ago, the Wolves’ eyes may already have diverted. However, Warrington boss Steve Price is the ultimate professional and will be hoping to motivate his players to charge to the Grand Final once more.

ERL PREDICTION

Warrington for the win

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