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Widnes Vikings v Bradford Bulls: Super League preview
Bradford Bulls will look to stretch their winning streak to five games over opponents Widnes at the Stobart Stadium on Friday.
Francis Cummins' men will be confident of securing maximum points as the hosts' last win against the Bulls came in 2005.
Vikings' coach Denis Betts has been forced into making changes to his 19-man squad following his side's excellent 36-16 home win over Hull FC.
He brings in full-back Shaun Briscoe and three-quarter Willie Isa, along with forwards Dave Allen, Magraff Leuluai and Phil Joseph, following the loss of centres Cameron Phelps and Stefan Marsh and stand-off Kevin Brown to injury.
The Bulls are unchanged from their impressive 43-18 win over table toppers Huddersfield Giants last time out.
Bradford expect hooker Matt Diskin to return after missing the win over Huddersfield with a dead leg, while prop Manase Manuokafoa is hoping to shake off a shoulder knock sustained against the Giants.
Cummins is wary of a Widnes side that picked up a good win against Hull FC last weekend and expects them to be a big threat.
He said: "They had what is probably the best win of the season for them and probably for a while, so they will be coming into this game full of confidence.
"They showed some real attacking flair last week and they are a big threat to us, one because of the short turnaround but also the fact that they put thirty points past a team as good as Hull."
Widnes squad: Ah Van, Allen, Briscoe, Cahill, Clarke, Cross, Dean, Flynn, Gerrard, Hanbury, Hock, Isa, Joesph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Mellor, O'Carroll, White, Winterstein
Bradford squad: Donaldson, Sidlow, O'Brien, Manuokafoa, Langley, Diskin, Kearney, Scruton, L'Estrange, Blythe, Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, Walker, Murphy, Foster
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Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||22||20|
|11||Salford Red Devils||23||17|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||22||4|
|Friday 1st August|
|20:00||Hull vs St Helens|
|20:00||Catalan Dragons vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Bradford|
|Sunday 3rd August|
|15:00||Widnes vs Hull K R|
|15:00||Wakefield vs Huddersfield|
|15:30||Castleford vs London Broncos|
|Thursday 14th August|
|20:00||Hull K R vs Wigan|
|Friday 15th August|
|20:00||Salford vs Catalan Dragons|
|20:00||St Helens vs Wakefield|
|20:00||Warrington vs Castleford|
|Thursday 31st July|
|Wigan 45 - 4 Salford|
|Sunday 27th July|
|Huddersfield 38 - 16 Catalan Dragons|
|Bradford 16 - 8 Wigan|
|Warrington 26 - 40 Wakefield|
|Saturday 26th July|
|London Broncos 10 - 62 Hull K R|
|Friday 25th July|
|Salford 18 - 22 Leeds|
|St Helens 44 - 22 Widnes|
|Thursday 24th July|
|Hull 18 - 18 Castleford|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Hull K R 18 - 38 Salford|
|Huddersfield 52 - 26 Bradford|
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