Date: Sunday 1st March
Venue: Select Security Stadium
Kick-off: 3.00pm

Teams

Widnes Vikings 19 man squad:

Ah Van, Brown, Cahill, Clarkson, Dean, Dudson, Flynn, Galea, Hanbury, Heremaia, Kavanagh, Manuokafoa, Marsh, Mellor, O’Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Tickle, White

Wakefield Wildcats 19 man squad:

Anderson, Arundel, Collis, Crowther, Godinet, Hall, Kirmond, Lauititi, Lyne, McShane, Miller, Owen, Paea, Riley, Ryan, Scruton, D. Smith, T. Smith, Washbrook

Last Five Meetings

Wakefield 12-10 Widnes Vikings – Round 20 2014

Widnes Vikings 18-24 Wakefield – Round 12 2014

Wakefield 24-14 Widnes Vikings – Round 21 2013

Widnes Vikings 26-28 Wakefield – Round 13 2013

Wakefield 22-18 Widnes Vikings – Round 26 2012

Preview

Widnes Vikings are yet to beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in their latest Super League stint, as they have lost all eight meetings since they were awarded a license for the 2012 season.

The overall Super League record in this fixture is 10 wins to seven in favour of the Wildcats and they will be looking to extend their eight game winning run against the Vikings when they visit the Select Security Stadium in Round 3.

It is ten years since they registered a win in this fixture when they travelled to Wakefield and were victorious away from home 47-34 in 2005.

The visitors have been the surprise package so far this season with a perfect record of two wins from two as they started the season with a smash and grab 22-24 victory at Castleford and toppled the fancied Hull KR 44-24.

The Vikings season started on a high as they defied the odds to pick up a point against Wigan in the competitions first game, drawing the game 22-22 despite being a man down for most of the game, but a late collapse away to Leeds saw them lose 38-6.

Denis Betts’ men will be looking to get their first win of the season while their opponents will be looking to keep their 100% record alive

STAT: Widnes haven’t won at home to Wakefield since 25th July 2004 as a Willie Peters drop goal secured a dramatic 25-24 victory.

Prediction

Wakefield’s hoodoo over Widnes Vikings has to come to an end eventually and if they are going to end it anywhere it will be the Select Security Stadium as their home form has been outstanding in the last year. My SuperBru prediction is the Vikings to win by four and finally get one over on the Wildcats.

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My name is Sean Hayes. I am from Widnes, England. I am currently studying journalism at Salford University. Aspiring sports journalist and rugby league fanatic whether it is watching, playing or writing about the greatest game! Follow me on twitter @SHayesNBL