Huddersfield have shown some real signs of improvement in recent weeks – and have been a handful for even the best sides in the competition.
They are currently enjoying a three-game winning run and face a Wigan side that is desperate to get back to winning ways in the Super League – having not won since April.
However, they have made it through to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup and seen several of their more household names return to action – though a couple of their more youthful members of the squad are likely to feature here.
After blowing the cobwebs away last week, they’ll want improvements and consistency as they try and get themselves back into contention. A win here for the Warriors would see them climb above the Giants.
Huddersfield could be without a few of their first team players – most notably Jake Mamo whose omission is one of three changes to Rick Stone’s 19-man squad. Their full-back has been something of a talisman for their recent run and will be a big miss.
Earlier on in the week, we suggested that Huddersfield’s price looked a little long but given their absentees it’s probably justified that Wigan are favourites. You can get 8/15 on Wigan while Huddersfield are available at 2/1 – and their price could lengthen further.
A four-point start was available for the Giants on the handicap but you can only get a six-point start now at 10/11. We’d fancy Wigan to cover that if they improve on last week’s showing at Warrington.
If Wigan do improve, an 11-15 points win could be on the cards – and it’s available at 6/1. If Huddersfield can cope without a few of their players well enough, they could record a win by a similar margin – available at 12/1.