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St Helens v Huddersfield Giants Preview
St Helens welcome the Huddersfield Giants over to Merseyside from West Yorkshire for a matchup between 2 talented teams that has the potential to be an exciting and close 80 minutes of action.
St Helens go into every match with the expectation of their fans that they should be winning it and that is especially true when playing at home.
The club known as the Entertainers’ also have the pressure to entertain and that is something that they do more often than not and that, when coupled with their excellent defence, makes them a tough opposition for any team.
The Giants are a team that have the quality to take on anybody but they haven’t always enjoyed their trips to Saints but after some years of struggle, they are starting to look like a team that can push on and challenge the top dogs once again.
Saints have started the season with 3 wins and 1 loss in the league as well as a loss in the WCC.
Huddersfield started the season with 3 straight wins but they suffered a big home loss to Wigan last time out.
Lachlan Coote could return for Saints after been name din an extended squad. He replaces the suspended Aaron Smith withJosh Simm replacing the injured James Bentley.
Huddersfield’s Suaia Matagi is banned for the trip to face the Super League champions whilst Jon Luke Kirby and Sam Hewit are named for the first time this season. Matty English drops out along with Louis Senior and Adam Walne.
The Totally Wicked Stadium is home to the Saints and it is also one of the best stadiums in the Super League.
When full, the ground can create a fantastic atmosphere and whilst it won’t be packed to the rafters against Huddersfield, the quality on show will get the crowd going and that should help the atmosphere.
The stadium is one of the most modern in the UK and features a good mix of seating, standing and corporate facilities.
St Helens 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.
It will be fascinating to see how Huddersfield react to their first loss of the season but the last place you want to go when in need of returning to winning ways is Saints.
Whilst the hosts haven’t been at their best recently either, they have great quality across the park and in a game we expect to be close throughout, we are going to back the hosts for the win as it is often close game when they excel.
Score Prediction St Helens by 8