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

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THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Huddersfield Giants taking place? Friday 30th October, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for Warrington Wolves vs Huddersfield Giants? 12c, cloudy

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

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

Where can I get tickets for Warrington Wolves vs Huddersfield Giants? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Huddersfield Giants 18-19 Warrington Wolves

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington Wolves ended a run of three straight losses in all competitions as they overcame a weakened Leeds Rhinos outfit in their last outing but they will have to make big improvements on that effort if they are to challenge for Grand Final glory.
  • The Wolves have not played since 13th October for a variety of reasons and were also due to play Salford Red Devils here but they were handed a walkover for that clash with Salford unable to field a team so they will instead take on Huddersfield Giants.
  • Head coach Steve Price is almost able to name his preferred squad for this clash with first-teamers Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo and Sitaleki Akauola the only absentees.

21-man squad: Austin, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Gelling, Hill, Hughes, Johnson, King, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Robson, Roebuck, Thewlis, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo, Sitaleki Akauola

Questionable:

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

  • Huddersfield Giants suffered a third straight loss to leave their play-off hopes hanging by a thread and they will be desperate to end their slump as they take on Warrington Wolves in this hastily arranged fixture.
  • The Giants were due to take on Castleford Tigers but an outbreak of COVID-19 among the Tigers squad has resulted in them switching opponents and they will have to overcome a disappointing result last week against Wakefield Trinity.
  • Huddersfield conceded a late try to succumb to a 14-18 loss against the then bottom side but interim head coach will hope the presence of Jermaine McGillvary and Darnell McIntosh can provide a boost after they were named in the 21-man squad.

21-man squad: Cudjoe, Edwards, English, Gaskell, Gavet, Golding, Hewitt, Lawrence, Matagi, McGillvary, McIntosh, McQueen, Moore, Russell, Sezer, Ta’ai, Turner, Ja. Wardle, Jo. Wardle, Wilson, Wood

Unavailable: Jon Luke Kirby, Chester Butler, Aaron Murphy, Adam Walne, Adam O’Brien

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants were both due to face different opponents in this clash but have ended up playing one another. This will be Warrington’s first game in over two weeks so they should be well rested but they will be eager to build on their under-par effort in their last outing despite earning the win over Leeds Rhinos. Huddersfield Giants will also want to improve on their recent performances having lost three in a row but with their play-off hopes hanging by a thread, they simply cannot afford to lose this clash. These two played out a superb contest last time they met in what was an extremely close affair and with them managing just 37 points between them in that game, the points line of 48.5 looks too high here.

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