Wire favourites to beat local rivals Wigan

Wigan Warriors 10-16 Warrington Wolves

Wigan travel to Warrington on Friday to kick off the Super League weekend.

Only a few days after getting back from playing 2 games in Australia could mean the Warriors are a little fatigued for this one, in fact rumours suggest Joe Burgess will sit this one out with jetlag.

Steve Price got his 1st win as Warrington coach against Widnes  last week after defeats in their 2 opening games and will be looking to take advantage of Wigan’s energy sapping trip down under. Wane’s Warriors have won both their games in Super League so far this year but did lose a friendly to South Sydney last Saturday.

The bookies have taken the fatigue factor into account here and make Warrington 8/11 favourites to win this,  Wigan would surely be around 4 point favourites without the jetlag but instead receive a 2 point start.

The Wolves were unconvincing in beating Widnes last week and were very poor in losing at Huddersfield in week 2 whereas Wigan were impressive in their wins at Salford and over Hull in Australia. We can discount the loss to the Souths and Wigan, who have a decent recent record against the Wire, would be great value to win this at 6/5 under normal circumstances but these aren’t normal circumstances and being honest nothing really appeals at the odds.
If pushed Wigan on the handicap is probably where the value lies but this could be one to leave alone.

Liam Marshall exploded onto the scene with a hattrick at Warrington last year, and after a great start to the season he’d be my pick for the 1st try at around 10/1.
The man of the match is a true lottery now the viewers get to pick but my 2 would be George Williams at 10/1 and Ben Currie at 16/1.
There are 2 other  other games tonight,  Huddersfield get an 8  point start for their home game against St Helens and that looks decent value considering games between these 2 are usually tight,  Saints may just land odds of 2/5 and pinch this one but I certainly wouldn’t put anyone off backing the draw at around 20/1.

Hull KR get an 8 point start for their trip to Salford and I think they can stay inside that,  the Red Devils are too short at 2/5 after losing both their opening games in what should be a tight game and Rovers may think they can pinch this at around 9/4.

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