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Castleford v Wakefield

22 Feb 20 0 Comments

Written by Callum Walker

Both sides have had mixed results so far in 2020. Though Castleford triumphed in their opening two games against Toronto and Wigan respectively, the Tigers went down 36-18 to in the south of France to Catalans. Meanwhile, Wakefield lost their first fixture against Hull KR before beating Warrington last weekend in horrendous conditions.

As such, the Tigers sit in fifth and Trinity in ninth. Yet, the stats don’t look good reading for Wakefield. They have failed to beat Castleford in the last 13 league and cup fixtures – a run that stretches back to 2015. The only positive statistic for Trinity going into this one is that their last victory against the Tigers came away from home in February 2015.

Team Changes

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell welcomes back popular forward Jesse Sene-Lefao from injury and centre Peter Mata’utia from suspension and both are likely to slot straight back into the lineup. Chris Chester has brought back experienced centre Ryan Atkins in place of rookie Lee Kershaw.

Last time they met

It was a home-field advantage to Wakefield who lost the match 36-16, the last time these two teams met in a Castleford home-field advantage Castleford were victorious 28-26, here’s an interesting statistic, the last 10 home games at Castleford have ended with Castleford winning 9 out of 10, that gives Castleford a 90% chance they will win this next match.

Castleford has no reason to fear a Wakefield side that has failed to beat them in five years. Home victory with a bit of fireworks.

Castleford v Wakefield
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ERL Prediction

Castelford Tigers for the win.

If we had to pick a Line

Wakefield +7.5

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