When the prices first came out, Huddersfield were the early favourites. The Giants have had a week off after their clash with St Helens was postponed – and have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks in winning two of their last four games.
Warrington however, lost both of their games over the Bank Holiday weekend and it seems their slim chances of competing for a place in the Grand Final have come to an end. This game will carry huge significance for both side’s chances of qualifying for the Super 8’s. The Wolves are just two points ahead of their opponents, and sit in ninth.
Huddersfield are still slight favourites with many of the bookies – though some are struggling to separate them.
You can get 10/11 on a home win for the Giants – which will be just their second of the season – and they will be able to welcome Danny Brough back to the side following a two-game ban, and new signing Jordan Turner could make his debut.
Warrington are available at 5/4 (Marathon) and given how they have been performing for much of the season, they haven’t exactly been priced well by the bookmakers. On Monday for example, they were favourites to beat Salford – a side who are second in the league and left Wire well beaten. Daryl Clark is a notable absentee for them along with Kurt Gidley.
If pushed, one would have to back the Giants to record only their second home win of the season. Their performances have improved markedly of late, and they are the fresher of the two sides.
If they are to win, by 6-10 points seems a likely margin, and that’s available at 11/2.