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Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants Preview
The Catalans Dragons welcome the Huddersfield Giants to the South of France for a match up between 2 of the most unpredictable sides in the Super League.
On paper both teams are very similar, in terms of their squad make up and both are team who are capable of beating anybody on their day but who are also capable of losing any match.
In terms of each squad, the comparisons continue as well as both have big forwards, small but fast backs and then they have a couple of standout players but you also have to say that if all things were even, the Dragons look to have the extra quality.
Of course the game isn’t played on paper and things in sport, just as in life, are rarely fair. Both of these 2 teams often struggle to play to their full capacity, with the Giants often struggling for confidence whilst the Dragons often struggle with their discipline.
For the neutral that sets things up to be fascinating and difficult to predict but for fans of both teams, they could be all set for another 80 of been infuriated.
As the season opener, neither team have any form going into the game.
The Dragons name star signing James Maloney and Joel Tomkins in their squad but there is no place form Israel Falou (thankfully).
The Giants also name their new star half back signing in their squad with Aiden Sezer joined by other new signings James Gavet and ex-Catalans star Kenny Edwards.
The Giants are without Jordan Turner and Tom Holmes through suspension.
The Stade Gilbert Brutus awaits the Giants as does the large and passionate Dragons fanbase in the South of France.
Unfortunately for fans of Les Dracs, the crowd can work for and against the Dragons as when they are on top in a game they are veracious in their backing of the home side but when the Dragons are struggling, they are quick to let their displeasure known.
Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.
This is a tough one to predict as both teams are amongst the most unpredictable teams in the league.
Both can look great for spells of matches and then both can switch off but the biggest issue with this one is how the Dragons will fair after the signing of Falou.
The club have already struggled with discipline and with division between imports and local talent but now there are players there struggling to deal with one of their own team mates.
That is just the kind of build up to a season no team needs so we are going to back somewhat of a shock result in this one and go for the G
Giants to win.
They have been focussed on one thing and one thing only and that is this game whilst the Dragon’s focus has been spread across off the field issues and the game.
Score Prediction Huddersfield Giants by 6