Giant win on the cards

  • Last Updated: February 10 2013, 15:25 GMT

Ian Millward joins us to preview this weekend's action in Super League. Here's his game-by-game preview of Sunday's action.

Ian Millward brings us his match-by-match preview
Ian Millward brings us his match-by-match preview

Huddersfield v London (+20)

The Giants shouldn't dwell on last week's win over St Helens - they need to focus on how good they can be on Sunday. They were very meticulous in their first game, building pressure in all the right areas. If they do the same again then they'll win comfortably.

Craig Gower's kicking game will be vital for London but this looks to be a comfortable home win to me.

Verdict: Huddersfield to win and cover

Widnes v St Helens (-14)

Gareth Hock makes his debut for a Widnes side who got off to a winning start last week so they'll be raring to go. However despite the heavy defeat to Huddersfield last week, I didn't think St Helens were too far off the mark.

They were found wanting defensively and I expect them to bounce back on a quick playing surface that should suit their style of play.

Verdict: St Helens to win and cover

Hull FC v Bradford (+8)

The big thing for Hull is learning from last week's defeat at Leeds - when they were under pressure at Headingley they had an inability to stay in the match. That's something Peter Gentle will have worked with in the week.

He also faces a dilemma over team selection. Do they bring Richard Horne back into the side?

It's their first home game of the season and they'll always be hard to beat at the KC Stadium. Bradford were very good against Wakefield last week but the Wildcats played nowhere near their full potential.

That said the Bulls kept it very simple and did all the little things right. This isn't the easiest game to read but I'll take the home side to win and cover.

Verdict: Hull to win and cover

  • Preview posted at 1820 GMT on 07/02/2013.