London Broncos host Salford Red Devils at the Trailfinders Sports Ground and will attempt to break a six game losing streak across all competitions.
TEAM FORM GUIDE
London now sit bottom of the Super League table on points difference and have lost their last five games in the competition, including their last three at home.
Salford Red Devils
Salford backed up an astounding win away from home against Warrington with a disappointing loss at home to Wigan over the Easter period and consequently sit four points off fifth place.
Jordan Abdull returns after recovering from Sam Moa’s shoulder charge just under a week ago, while Will Lovell is also recalled to the 19-man squad.
Eloi Pelissier misses out due to a concussion sustained last time out against Huddersfield.
London Broncos 19-man squad: Abdull, Adebiyi, Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Dixon, Davis, Fleming, Gee, Hindmarsh, Ioane, Kear, Lovell, Morgan, Pitts, Smith, Walker, Williams, Yates.
Salford Red Devils
Lee Mossop comes back into the squad for the first time since February alongside Logan Tomkins, in the place of Junior Sa’u and Gil Dudson.
Salford Red Devils 19-man squad: Evalds, Welham, Bibby, Lui, Mossop, Wood, Jones, Griffin, Flanagan, Lussick, Walker, Burke, McCarthy, Nakubwai, Tomkins, Murray, Olpherts, Inu, Hastings.
HEAD TO HEAD
The two sides last met in February, where Salford came away from the AJ Bell Stadium as convincing 24-0 winners. However, London have a relatively positive record against Salford in recent history, having won four of the last eight meetings between the two sides, including two of the last four fixtures at home. Three of the last four meetings have seen 35 points or less.
Jordan Abdull (London Broncos) v Jackson Hastings (Salford Red Devils)
Jordan Abdull has made a miraculous recovery to make his was back into the London Broncos 19-man squad and will be a big boost for the Broncos who went close against Huddersfield last time out. The Hull-born play-maker has been key for the Broncos this season and brings a great tactical kicking game as well as firepower in attack. His adversary, Jackson Hastings, is similarly important for Salford and was the stand out performer in Salford’s home victory over the Broncos. Hasting’s creativity and pragmatism in attack has been well balanced with Rob Lui’s flair this season and he will no doubt look to recreate his performance last time out against London to push his side further towards the top five spots in Super League.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
Date: Saturday 27th April
Venue: Trailfinders Sports Ground
Kick-off: 15:00 BST
WHO WILL WIN?
Off the back of a spirited performance on Monday against Huddersfield that was ultimately fruitless, it will be interesting to see the Broncos’ attitude against – considering London’s home form – a realistically beatable Salford-side. Salford, however, shut out London last time out and are very capable of getting one over on the Broncos again. If it becomes a try-fest then London have a real chance in this one, but Salford certainly have the edge on the balance of form. Salford by 8.