Salford Red Devils (@1.57) vs Castleford Tigers (@2.4)

Our Prediction:

Salford Red Devils will win

Salford Red Devils – Castleford Tigers Match Prediction | 26-09-2019 14:45

It seems the obvious choice but Hastings without a doubt has been the most influential player and is crucial to his side. A top player supported by confident teammates. Marc Sneyd is currently in second for assists, however he has 13 less than Hastings. Eight tries this season and a remarkable 34 try assists puts him way above anybody else. He is surely going to be named as the Man Of Steel in October and it is deserved. Despite not having as big as an impact last week, Hasting causes problems to sides with both his running and kicking games.

Ben Murdoch Masila with two tries and Gareth O Briens drop goal winning the match. Helens are still top of the table and have more points than Castleford had at this stage last season so it just shows how good The Saints have been this term. This fixture last season was an epic contest Salford edging a super match 13-12. St.

It was a very nervous affair with both side defending well not giving much away. The vast experience of Peter Edwards, Andy Platt and Paul Forber along with the tough as teak David Hulme lined up for The Reds. The Tigers were led by power house forwards Lee Crooks, Nathan Sykes and Dean Sampson came up against Salfords formidable pack which was big and mobile.

The Tigers took an early lead with Greg Eden going over in the eighth minute of the game. It was Greg Minikin who scored the second try for Castleford in the 59th minute to bring the final score to 24-10. However, Warrington dominated the game in a way that proved too much for Castlefords defence, giving them a 24-4 advantage at half time.

Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils 11/03/18 Preview & Prediction

The first meeting of the season was back in February which saw a rampant Rhinos side blow away the Red Devils 46-14. The dominant display put an end to Salfords 100% record, with the Rhinos crossing for eight tries, three of which were scored by young Full-back Jack Walker. This will be the third meeting of the season with the previous two matches being held at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford did get off the mark though in late February with a dominant victory over Hull Kingston Rovers at the AJ Bell Stadium and were extremely unlucky not to come away from Wakefield with at least a point. The Red Devils will go into this weekends game full of confidence and looking to earn their first points on the road in 2018.

The key battle in this contest could be determined by the former teammates and half-back pairing for the Red Devils. He has relieved pressure on Richie Myler which has led to him also playing better rugby. At Salford he was overshadowed at times by Hastings, however his attacking kicking game has really helped Leeds in their quest for survival. Lui has had a strong season, initially for Salford and more recently for the Rhinos. Six tries and 15 try assists shows how he has such a pivotal role in any side he plays in.

For Salford all of the question have been around how they would react to the fallout of the Koukash era and the trouble their former owner has left them in. With many star names gone and the club relying on the promise of youngsters more than aging stars, it was always going to be a difficult start to the season but they have struggled probably worse than many expected and really need to get a moral and confidence boosting performance under their belts and a win at the home of the reigning League Leaders Shield winners could be just that boost they need.

They will need to replicate last weeks performance but are capable of doing so, especially against a side that are short of form. They host the team currently occupying the last of those play-off spots in Castleford who are very much out of form and the Red Devils can win again. Salford blow hot and cold but last week was definitely hot as they closed the gap on the teams above them as they eye a move back towards the top 5.