Super League Super 8s: Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Trinity betting preview

Huddersfield were the last of the Super League sides to confirm their place in the Super 8s but they shouldn’t be underestimated as they had to find a decent run of form just to get there.

They take on Wakefield who have arguably been the biggest surprise package of the season. Trinity are currently fifth in the table and a win will take them into the top four, but they are coming into this game on the back of a heavy home defeat to St. Helens. Their response could tell us a lot about how their season will finish.

The Giants have had a pretty strong home record of late and are the favourites as a result. They’ve also named Jordan Turner in their 19-man squad along with Nathan Mason and Daniel Smith.

Trinity have included Anthony England and Jacob Miller in their squad but they will be without the influential presence of David Fifita, while Craig Huby also misses out.

Fifita’s absence is probably one reason why Trinity’s price has drifted a little and they are around 15/8 for the win. You can get the Giants at 8/13 while the handicaps vary between a four and six-point start for the visitors at 10/11

The games between these two sides this season have been tight tussles – with no more than a 10-point margin between them. We’d be inclined to back Wakefield on the handicap – though their price for a win looks good.

As for winning margin bets, for a home win we’d look at Huddersfield by 6-10 points 5/1, and for Wakefield a win by 1-5 points at 7/1.

 

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