Wildcats set to run riot

  • By: Ian Millward
  • Last Updated: June 22 2013, 16:57 BST

Our columnist Ian Millward previews this weekend's remaining action in Super League and the NRL.

Wakefield are one of Ian Millward's fancies this weekend
Wakefield are one of Ian Millward's fancies this weekend

He has gone for a Super League treble once again and likes the look of Catalan and Wakefield over the weekend.

The final leg comes in the Monday night game with the Wolves fancied to get the better of Wigan.

Super League

Sunday

Bradford v Widnes (+12) (1500BST)

The return of Jarrod Sammut for the Bulls is key as they are just lacking a little bit in the forwards. Widnes are not overly big in that department though, their away form is not great and they are also backing up from a Monday night game. It is all here for Bradford to get back to winning ways at home and they can win and cover.

Huddersfield v Leeds (+10) (1500BST)

Leeds have been beaten twice already this year by the Giants and that was with their full strength team so I just don't fancy the Rhinos at all. Kevin Sinfield is now out along with around half-a-dozen other first-team players and for that reason you have got to like the hosts. They have no injuries, are at home and are in very good form. Danny Brough's kicking game is outstanding so there is only one winner here - Huddersfield to cover.

Wakefield v London (+18) (1530BST)

The Wildcats were very good last time and the return of Paul Sykes at stand-off with his combinations alongside Tim Smith always make them a betting proposition when they play together. They are a better team at home while London have been really poor defensively and Craig Gower's departure means they lack experience at half. Wakefield can really score some points in this if they play to their potential so take them to win and cover.

Monday

Warrington v Wigan (+4) (1945BST)

Keep in mind that the last five meetings between these two has seen the Wolves record a 4-1 record. Both these teams are getting close to full strength although Wigan still have doubts about Sean O'Loughlin and that has a massive effect for them on the field. Both have had a week's break and I just fancy the hosts at their own ground in battle of the two form teams in Super League. I like the way Richie Myler is playing plus the way the Wolves forwards are defending so with recent history on their side, take them to win and cover.


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