Super League: Huddersfield Giants v Widnes Vikings betting preview

Huddersfield will be looking to find the form that has seen them in the top eight in recent weeks, while Widnes will be looking to get back to winning ways themselves after being beaten by Wigan last time out.

The Giants were on four-game unbeaten run prior to their defeat to Salford last weekend but they’re looking over their shoulders – as they are just two points ahead of ninth-placed Catalans.

Widnes are six points behind their opponents and they need to win – probably convincingly – to keep their slim chances of a top eight finish alive. Prior to their loss to Wigan, the Vikings recorded three wins from four and in their recent defeats they’ve by no means disgraced themselves.

Huddersfield are without Jake Mamo for the rest of the season – and have been for the past couple of games – but they do have Martyn Ridyard, Adam O’Brien and Gene Ormsby in their 19-man squad this week.

Widnes are still without Rangi Chase but have close to the same squad available for this week as they did for their clash with Wigan.

It’s the Giants who are favourites with the bookies at 4/11 with Widnes as long as 5/2. The Vikings have also been given an eight-point start on the handicap – you can get Evens on them to win with that with SkyBet. Huddersfield are 10/11 to cover it. Despite recent impressive displays from Widnes, we’d fancy the Giants to just squeak that.

For a winning margin bet, we’d have a look at a home win by 11-15 points at 7/1.

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