Aaron Sutcliffe takes a look at the Tuesday Super League Round 16 Previews and Predictions.
Hull Kingston Rovers vs Salford Red Devils
Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium
Kick-off: Tuesday 13th October, 2pm
Last Five Results: Salford 17-16 Hull KR (13/09/19), Salford 20-22 Hull KR (26/05/19), Salford 18-32 Hull KR (11/05/19), Hull KR 22-24 Salford (23/02/19), Hull KR 10-28 Salford (10/08/18)
Tuesday’s Super League action kicks off with Hull KR taking on Salford at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with Rovers desperate for a win and the Red Devils preparing for this weekend’s Challenge Cup final.
The Robins have Elliot Minchella back from suspension and Dean Hadley returning from injury, with Robbie Mulhern and Ryan Brierley also included. Harvey Livett, Owen Harrison, Nathaniel Peteru and Will Tate drop out.
Salford have, as expected, rested a number of their key players ahead of the Cup Final this weekend, making eight changes from the side that beat Huddersfield. Kris Welham, Dan Sarginson, Tui Lolohea, Joey Lussick, Gil Dudson and Kallum Watkins all sitting out.
With Salford making significant changes to their squad, Hull KR appear to be the favourites for this one. Tony Smith’s side have lost their last five matches in all competitions and have only won twice in the league all season but should claim a third league victory on Tuesday afternoon. The Red Devils are on a five-game winning run but might not have the squad depth to see off Rovers.