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Wigan Warriors v St Helens Preview
The Wigan Warriors welcome St Helens for what is always one of the standout matches of the season and no matter who you support, this is one of those games that is simply a must watch and that will keep you entertained from minute 1 to minute 80.
I am sure that the majority of Rugby League fans now know that this match is one of just 2 sporting fixtures that have been granted the title of ‘Derby’ from the Earl of Derby and whilst the horse race has managed to keep at the top of that sport, the good news for fans of our sport is that this match between local rivals has not only remained one of the biggest games in the sport but it also well worthy of almost every match between local teams taking on the mantle of been a derby.
Over the years the rivalry between the 2 sides has been kept alive by both remaining at the top end of the match and by battling it out over titles, trophies and play-off places but in current times they are not only battling it out over silverware but every match between the 2 sides sees some of the sports best players meet head to head to give us a great match up.
Both the Wigan Warriors team and the St Helens team are full of internationals stars as well as some of the best youngsters in world rugby.
Wigan come into the Derby with just the 2 wins from their last 4 outings and come into the game on the back of a loss in East Hull.
Saints also come into the game on the back of a loss last time out at home to Cas, but that was only their second loss of the season.
Wigan make 2 changes to their squad with Ollie Partington and Sam Halsall coming for Sam Powell and Umyla Hanley.
Saints do welcome back Morgan Knowles but Tommy Makinson is out suspended.
The DW Stadium plays host to this derby match up and on occasions such as this, it is right up there as one of the best stadiums in the league and for having one of the best atmospheres in the world of sport.
With nearly 25,000 in attendance and with a huge following from Saints, both teams will know that they will simply have to be at their very best to win this game and on occasions such as this, the fans know that they need to loud in their support, as both teams do battle on one of the stand out occasions in British sport.
Wigan Warriors v St Helens 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.
These big derby games are always difficult ones to predict, which is arguably a good thing for the hosts as Saints have looked the much stronger team this season.
Wigan are a big game team and will be looking forward to playing in front of a huge and vocal crowd once again and that should make for a high quality game but in the end the quality of Saints should shine through and we are going to back them to come out on top in a narrow game- hopefully in a similar way to the Grand Final last season!
Score Prediction: St Helens by 4