St. Helens v Wigan is always a fascinating clash, and though both sides are not exactly where they want to be in the Super League standings – as it’s Seventh V Sixth – but this could be a huge game in both side’s seasons.
St Helens will be looking to back up their 45-0 win at Magic Weekend with a win over their greatest rivals – and there would be no better way for Justin Holbrook to start life at home. Wigan will be out to rain on any parade that might be planned.
The Warriors have been boosted by Thomas Leuluai’s return to their 19-man squad – meaning their first choice half-back combination is available for the first time in around a month.
But Saints are unsurprisingly the favourites – they are available at 8/11 but as short as 8/13 with Sky Bet who are offering a different handicap by giving Wigan a four-point start rather than the two that is widely on offer.
Wigan are available at 11/8 but have made a good first of their biggest games – with the exception of their hammering at Castleford – this season regardless of the resources at their disposal.
The Warriors have tended to get the better of the Saints during their Good Friday fixtures in recent years – but the strange quirk has been that Saints have tended to find a way to win the reverse fixture in recent years.
One would anticipate this match to be pretty close – so backing either side to win by a 6-10 margin could be worth looking at. You can get 5/1 on Saints, and 6/1 on Wigan.
A really hard one to call – but taking Saints -2 on the handicap at 10/11 is one we’d (tentatively) back.