28 Jul 2021

Round 16 predictions

Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors

The narrative was set for George Williams to make his Wolves debut against his hometown club on Wednesday Night. However, Williams isn’t quite ready to make his Warrington debut, leaving Steve Price with limited options in the halves with Gareth Widdop also absent.

The Wolves haven’t played since their home defeat to Leeds three weeks ago and in that time, Wigan have won their last three games. Warrington’s last win was a big away victory at Wigan in Round 12, something the Warriors will undoubtedly be out to avenge.

Wigan have found some consistency in recent weeks and will be tough to beat on Wednesday.

Prediction: Warriors by 4

Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity

Catalans narrowly maintained their unbeaten streak against a spirited Hull KR side last week. Steve McNamara’s side have fell into an unwanted habit of chasing games in recent weeks - but importantly keep finding ways to win.

Trinity on the other hand have won just one game in their last six – a solitary home victory against Wigan – and are yet to record a win away from home this season.

 It could well be a long evening for Chris Chester’s side when they travel to the South of France on Thursday.

Prediction: Dragons by 12

Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos

The black and whites were well below par in Round 15 against the Giants. A poor second half ended with Brett Hodgson’s side well beaten in their first game in just under a month.

Conversely, the Rhinos got back to winning ways against Salford and will be looking to earn their first win away at Hull in over four years.

Both sides have included some key players back in their squad for Round 16 and will be desperate for a win to keep their Play-Off hopes alive. It promises to be a tight contest that may be separated by a piece of individual brilliance.

Prediction: Rhinos by 1