Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors Tips | 12th July 2018
RUGBY LEAGUE tipster Andrew Day delivers his best bets from tonight’s Super League showdown between the Huddersfield Giants and the Wigan Warriors.
This weekend the Warriors travel across the Pennines to the home of the Huddersfield Giants looking to building on their recent return to form and finish off the regular season in style.
Warriors v Giants– Key Stats
The sides faced each other three times last season and once in 2018, with the Warriors unbeaten in all those contests. Two draws in early 2017 were followed up with a 18–4 Wigan win and this season saw the Warriors record a comfortable 48–10 win in Round seven.
In the last four meetings, the Warriors scored an average of 25.25 points and inn the same games, they conceded an average of 12.25 points.
The Warriors followed up their impressive victory over last season’s champions Leeds with an equally impressive – albeit much tighter – victory over third placed Warrington Wolves.
Josh Woods’ last-gasp drop-goal along with earlier converted tries from Tom Davies and Liam Paisley earned the Warriors a 13–12 victory which preserves their second-placed position in the table and means they are now four points ahead of their local rivals with three games of the regular season remaining.
Depsite Liam Farrell, Dan Sarginson, Joe Greenwood and George Williams are being ruled out with injury, this week sees captain Sean O’Loughlin and Romain Navarette return to the fold.
Huddersfield are in a rich vein of form and despite having a wretched start to the season, six wins in their last seven games has seen them cement eighth place in the Super League and good value for a place in the Super 8s.
Wigan are unbeaten again Huddersfield in their last 10 meetings and whilst most will be expecting a comfortable win for the Warriors, I expect this to be a tight affair.
History shows a win is usually by fine margins – three of the last five Wigan wins over Huddersfield had a winning margin of eight or less.
Add to that Huddersfield have averaged 23.8 points per game in their last seven, there is no doubt two in form attacking sides will be on show.
Give the above, 118s offer of 2/1 for Wigan to win by between 1–12 points looks incredible value.