2020 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Saturday 15th August, 2020 – 18:30 (UK)

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What is the expected weather for Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves? 22c, mostly cloudy

What channel is Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Huddersfield Giants vs Warrington Wolves? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Warrington Wolves 50-19 Huddersfield Giants

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants have had a week to stew on how they blew a huge lead late in their game with Leeds Rhinos and the reaction to that golden point loss will be interesting with the Giants facing a tough test against Warrington Wolves here.
  • Huddersfield were superb for 65 minutes as they outplayed Leeds in all departments to build a 26-6 lead but they inexplicably allowed the Rhinos to level the scores and succumbed to a drop goal in golden point.
  • To make matters worse for the Giants, they will now be without Lee Gaskell after he picked up an injury in that clash but Ukuma Ta’ai and Jermaine McGilvary have managed to overcome their injury issues to take their spot in the 21-man squad.

21-man squad: Cudjoe, Edwards, English, Gavet, Golding, Hewitt, Holmes, Lawrence, Matagi, McGilvary, McIntosh, O’Brien, Russell, L. Senior, Sezer, Ta’ai, Turner, Walne, Ja. Wardle, Wilson, Wood

Unavailable: Paul Clough (Injured), Joe Wardle (Injured), Lee Gaskell (Injured), Aaron Murphy (Injured)

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WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves started slowly in their game against Hull KR last week but they were able to cut loose in the final quarter of the game as they earned a comfortable victory to mark their return to Super League action.
  • The Wolves led 12-4 at the break but a strong showing in the second period saw them win 40-10 to move into the top four but with the table so congested, any dropped points could have a big implication on their standing in the table.
  • There is only one change to Warrington’s squad for this week’s game with Anthony Gelling forced to miss out because of suspension but Ben Murdoch-Masila is fit again and should make his return from injury.

21-man squad: Akauola, Ashton, Austin, Burrell, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Hill, Hughes, Kibula, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Anthony Gelling (Suspended)

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THE PREDICTION

Huddersfield Giants produced one of the performances of the season for 65 minutes of their clash with Leeds Rhinos but capitulated to allow their opponents to snatch the win in golden point. They had a week off last week so will have had plenty of time to analyse that loss and will need to pick themselves up as they face Warrington Wolves. Wire were comfortable victors over Hull KR last week but this will be a tougher test for them and if the Giants can replicate the majority of their efforts against the Rhinos, they should be able to go close to winning with a +8 start looking generous.

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