Giants to walk tall

  • By: Ian Millward
  • Last Updated: February 16 2013, 15:09 GMT

Ian Millward previews the weekend's action in Super League and thinks Huddersfield can shock Wigan.

Millward: Fancies Huddersfield against Wigan
Millward: Fancies Huddersfield against Wigan

Huddersfield v Wigan (-4)
The Giants have been impressive in their first two games - but so have Wigan. The Warriors still have some players out, notably Harrison Hansen but the young guys have stood up really well, especially against Warrington last week. Wigan have a good record at the John Smith's Stadium but I'm going to take the Giants to win here - especially with the start. I like they way they are playing at the moment - very direct in attack - and last week's win over London will have taken very little out of them.

Verdict: Huddersfield could edge it and have to be call with the start

Hull KR v Widnes (+8)
This is a tough one. Widnes' first two games were very good - winning at London and a close loss to Saints. In contrast Hull KR struggled but have key personnel out - and I can't see it improving until they return. On form Widnes are the team to be with. Hull KR are often a different proposition at home but were scratchy in front of their own fans against Catalans and with a good attitude Widnes can win with the start.

London v Wakefield (+4)
London failed to compete at Huddersfield last week but had Craig Gower out and are a completely different side with him in it. He's expected back this week. That said the return of Andy Raleigh and Tim Smith had a huge impact on Wakefield last week as they beat Hull KR after a disastrous first match at Bradford. I think they're the better side here and despite a somewhat indifferent record in the capital I'll take Wakefield to win the game - so with four start they are the choice.

Verdict: Wakefield could win this so have to be choice with start

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