London Broncos vs Warrington Wolves Predictions: Visitors set for big afternoon

 | March 16 | 

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George Riley Rugby League

London Broncos continue their search for an elusive first win back in the Betfred Super League as Sam Burgess and the Warrington Wolves come to the capital on Sunday afternoon, looking to build on their own impressive start (15:00 GMT)

Warrington have won three on the spin after their opening-day defeat away to Catalans Dragons, and last week’s narrow win at Hull KR will have fans believing that the Burgess project has got real legs. London have endured just the kind of tough welcome back to the big time that most expected, and this is likely to be another difficult 80 minutes for the Broncos, as reflected in our London Broncos vs Warrington Wolves predictions...

London Broncos v Warrington Wolves Tips

  • Warrington Wolves -22 in 3-way handicap @ EVS
  • Matty Ashton, Josh Thewlis and Matt Dufty to score tries anytime @ 10/3

Team news

Warrington travel without forward Lachlan Fitzgibbon, who has been allowed to return to Australia following a family bereavement. Burgess says the back-rower will be allowed as much time as he needs.

England captain George Williams misses out again in the halves after aggravating his ankle issue against Hull KR last week, which should mean the versatile Stefan Ratchford slotting in alongside Leon Hayes.

Josh Drinkwater is still a couple of weeks away from contention, Matty Nicholson misses out but could be back next week, and Rodrick Tai is getting closer after his knee injury. Prop Gil Dudson moved to Salford Red Devils this week on a season-long loan.

London welcomed full-back Alex Walker back to the squad against Wigan Warriors last week and he is competing with Oli Leyland to start on Sunday. Coach Mike Eccles makes one change to his squad with Jensen Monk coming in for Sadiq Adebiyi.

Loan signings Reiss Butterworth, Jacob Jones and Fenton Rogers are all included.

Warrington Wolves -22 Handicap 3-Way @ EVS

London haven’t beaten Warrington for 12 years and it is highly unlikely to happen here, with Warrington’s 36-6 win in their last meeting in 2019 feeling like the kind of margin we may be looking at again. Make no mistake, London will have a go, but Burgess is big on defence and discipline, so I can’t see the afternoon being particularly fun for Broncos fans.

I’m loathe to go too big on the handicap, but looking at London’s points against column is decidedly ugly, in fact the 28 points conceded at Hull FC is their best defensive effort to date. So if we are looking at Warrington scoring over 30, there seems every chance that they will keep it tight enough at the other end to justify London’s 22-point start.

Matty Ashton, Matt Dufty & Josh Thewlis anytime try scorers @ 10/3

Let’s have a bit of fun with this. Warrington are going to score a few tries in this game, and most of their potent attacking threats are odds-on to cross the whitewash. So let’s increase the return with a look at Ashton, Dufty and Thewlis all to go over.

These three are box office, and Dufty especially is having a stunning start to the season, so if Warrington cut loose in broken play it would feel unthinkable that these three aren’t around to be the chief beneficiaries.

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