Match Preview: Wakefield vs Saints

Saints take on Wakefield Trinity on Friday with kick off at 5:30pm at Leeds' Emerald Headingley Stadium and as always we have all the information you need right here in our match preview!


It’s top of the Betfred Super League, Saints, against the bottom, Wakefield on Friday with this week’s games taking place at Emerald Headingley.

Friday night’s clash will be the first of two games in which the two sides go head to head in successive game weeks. The Saints were set to face Chris Chester’s men back in August, but after a COVID-19 incident, we ended up facing Castleford meaning Trinity will now be our opponents for two week’s running.

Saints head into this one on the back of a convincing victory in the derby last week and are unbeaten in the Betfred Super League since the restart and Saints fans will be hoping that run can continue.

Wakefield on the other hand haven’t registered a victory since the restart and arrive on the back of a 40-8 defeat to Catalans over in Perpignan at the weekend. They sit bottom and will be hoping they can pull off a shock on Friday.

Wakefield CEO, Michael Carter today also confirmed they have had one positive Covid-19 test and have been forced to stand down a number of other players due to track and trace.

Last ten meetings:

  • St Helens 26, Wakefield 6 (SLR24, 2/8/19)
    St Helens 48, Wakefield 10 (CCQF, 1/6/19)
    Wakefield 18, St Helens 24 (SLR2, 10/2/19)
    Wakefield 16, St Helens 36 (SLS8-R2, 16/8/18)
    St Helens 34, Wakefield 30 (SLR19, 29/6/18)
    Wakefield 24, St Helens 20 (SLR11, 15/4/18)
    Wakefield 16, St Helens 18 (SLS8-R5, 7/9/17)
    Wakefield 16, St Helens 41 (SLR23, 23/7/17)
    St Helens 12, Wakefield 16 (SLR3, 3/3/17)
    St Helens 32, Wakefield 12 (SLS8-R7, 23/9/16)


Makinson returns to 21 man squad



Hear from Head Coach Kristian Woolf ahead of the match who admits he is looking forward to the return of Tommy Makinson, who has scored six tries in his last four games against Wakefield.

You can also hear from Zeb Taia who admits he will “cherish every moment” as his Saints career edges towards its conclusion, but tomorrow his sole focus is on Wakefield!


Saints are the ‘away’ team and will play in our alternative Blue and White kit.


Following the news that the Government paused its plans to allow a limited number of fans back into sporting venues, the game will again be conducted behind closed doors at the AJ Bell Stadium. However we will have a select number of fans from home cheering on the Saints on Sky Sports’ Fan Zone.


The game is live on Sky Sports Mix from 5:25pm and we will be the first game of a double header. 2020 members can also watch on the RFL’s Our League app via a unique streaming code. Please click here for more information.

Supporters can follow the game on our official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as on our Live Match Centre.

Reaction will follow the Full-Time whistle on our website and social media channels whilst the highlights and the full 80 minute replay will be on Saints TV over the weekend for subscribers.



  • Huddersfield Giants vs Salford Red Devils (5:30pm)
  • Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos (7:45pm)


  • Wakefield Trinity vs St Helens (5:30pm)
  • Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR (Stade Gilbert Brutas – 6.15pm – Our League App)
  • Warrington Wolves vs Wigan Warriors (7.45pm)

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