A repeat of last season’s Grand Final kicks of Round 22 of Super League, but it’s a little far from being like the showpiece of last season given the campaign both sides have had.
Wigan might be starting to find a bit of form which could see them challenge to defend their crown but it’s increasingly likely Warrington will be in the Middle 8s. They need to win here to keep their chances of a top eight finish alive.
The Warriors sit in seventh but having recorded back-to-back victories from their last two games, they now find themselves four points off the top four. Their final 20 minutes during their win over Catalans showed signs of them getting back towards their best.
Warrington put in an impressive display themselves last week as they put 50 points on Leigh but their away record this season is awful – recording just the one win on the road this season.
The bookies don’t fancy their chances here as you can get about 13/5 on an away win with eight-point and 10-point starts offered at 10/11. You can get Warrington at 11/10 with the former start with BoyleSports.
They are boosted by the return of Ben Currie after a 10-month absence with a knee injury, but are without Ben Westwood because of suspension.
Wigan – who you can get at 2/5 – are without Liam Farrell because of a knee injury but Sean O’Loughlin is in line to make his 400th appearance for the club. Liam Marshall is also included in the squad after a two-game omission but it’s unclear whether he will be called upon after recent wins for the Warriors.
The bookies prices seem to be a little all over the place on the handicaps, though they fancy Wigan to make it three wins from four meetings against Warrington this season. William Hill are offering Evens on them to cover an eight-point deficit, and that’s something we fancy.
As for winning margin bets, judging by the recent form of the sides – Wigan by either 11-15 points at 13/2 or 16-20 points at the same price are worth having a look at.