Saturday, 6 April 2013

Wigan v Wakefield preview

A superb Easter double against Saints and Hull KR propelled Wigan to top of the League and they go into this weekend's game as hot favourites to stay at the top as they play host to Wakefield.

Last year saw a Wigan double with the Warriors winning 36-6 at home before demolishing the Wildcats away 52-10 and after Easter Monday's 84-6 win, Wigan will be full of confidence despite Josh Charnley and captain Sean O'Loughlin missing out due to injury.

Wakefield come away from Easter with one win from two after winning 37-16 against rivals Castleford before going down 34-22 to a revitalised Hull FC so will be wanting to get back to winning ways and move up the table by causing an upset on Sunday.

Wigan Warriors: Burke, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hughes, McIlorum, Powell, Richards, Spencer, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, L Tomkins, S Tomkins, Tuson.

Wakefield: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Smith, Cockayne, Sykes, Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Wood, Amor, Wilkes, Mellars, Lyne, Annakin.

The weather is expected to be good so a good game will hopefully take place but the skill gap between the teams I think will show so I am going for Wigan 40 Wakefield 12.