Both Wigan Warriors and Wakefield Trinity didn’t enjoy the start to the season that they would have wanted.
Wigan were surprisingly beaten by a very impressive Hull KR side whilst Wakefield were unable to defeat an injury hit Catalans Dragons side in a game that seemed like a great opportunity for Wakefield to defeat one of last year’s top four.
This makes this a massive game for both but you’d have to say especially for Wigan.
The Warriors will want to show their title rivals that they mean business and that their attack is as strong as ever as the host Wakefield at the DW Stadium.
Wigan enjoyed plenty of success against Wakefield in 2022 scoring tries for fun against them until they were stunned at Belle Vue towards the end of last season.
However, at the DW, they were unstoppable.
Will it be the same again? The Warriors were unbeaten in the regular season at home last season.
Wigan had nearly a clean bill of health last week for the game at Hull KR.
It was confirmed that Iain Thornley would be absent until March and Ryan Hampshire would be out until late April.
The Warriors are still looking strong on the fitness front and Morgan Smithies avoided a ban.
Wakefield could have Liam Hood back after a knee injury as well as Jordy Crowther.
Meanwhile, Trinity also could have Kelepi Tanginoa back in the team after he missed the game against Catalans Dragons with a hamstring injury.
How to watch
With no live TV coverage the only way to watch the game live is to get to the DW Stadium for the 20:00 kick off.
BBC will show highlights on the Super League Show.