The form of Warrington and Castleford going into this fixture could not be more different. Warrington, with just two wins from five games, sit in ninth after an embarrassing 36-0 defeat to Leeds last weekend. Castleford, meanwhile, occupy second spot in the Super League table after overcoming an injury-hit Hull KR, 28-8, to make it four wins from five.
Warrington boss Steve Price has made just one change to his 21-man squad as Dec Patton replaces Ellis Robson. Warrington 21-man squad in full: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Keanan Brand, Luther Burrell, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Chris Hill, Luis Johnson, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Danny Walker, Gareth Widdop.
Castleford head coach Daryl Powell welcomes the return of Alex Foster who hasn’t worn the Tigers shirt since March 2019. Foster replaces Liam Watts who is out with a finger ligament injury. The Castleford 21-man squad in full: Jordan Rankin, Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata’utia, Michael Shenton, Jake Trueman, Danny Richardson, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, Jesse Sene-Lefao, George Griffin, Alex Foster, Cheyse Blair, Daniel Smith, James Clare, Jacques O’Neill, Tyla Hepi, Calum Turner.
Last time they met
The last time these two sides met was in the 2019 play-offs. The Tigers were victorious that day, 14-12 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and were triumphant the last time Castleford hosted the Wolves in July last year.
Warrington’s new halfback duo of Blake Austin and Gareth Widdop have yet to impress whilst the Tigers’ new signing Danny Richardson has fit in seamlessly to the Castleford side. The Wolves may be at home, but the West Yorkshire side are in a buoyant mood. An away victory.
Castleford Tigers for the win.
If we had to pick a Line
Castleford Tigers +4.5