Wigan Warriors will look to build on last week’s incredible result against Catalans Dragons when they host Salford Red Devils in the Betfred Super League on Friday night.
The Cherry and Whites moved within two points of Catalans after their 34-0 success in Perpignan, while Salford improved their chances of finishing in the playoffs by beating Wakefield 20-0.
Salford have now won two on the spin after a dismal run of form, and they will hope to take the game to Wigan at the DW Stadium.
Wigan prop Tyler Dupree will miss Friday’s clash after failing a head injury assessment in their win over Catalans. Youngster Harvey Makin will replace him in the only change to Matty Peet’s squad.
Centre Kallum Watkins has been included in Salford’s 21-man squad despite suffering a knee injury in the win over Wakefield. Red Devils boss Paul Rowley confirmed he would be sent for scans, but the former Leeds Rhinos ace has done enough to convince medical staff that he can play this week.
Wigan Warriors -12 handicap @ 11/10
Wigan’s best result and performance of the season could not have been timed any better, and Peet’s side will still be on a high as they return home this week.
Last week’s victory in the South of France was a huge statement to the rest of the Super League and, if results go their way, Wigan can still finish top of the pile at the end of the regular season.
Wigan have now won four matches on the spin in Super League, racking up the points in the process. They fired 44 past Leigh, 64 past Hull KR, 13 against Hull FC and, of course, 34 last week against league-leaders Catalans.
Peet’s side look to have plenty of momentum behind them at the right time, and while Salford have improved of late, they should come unstuck on their travels.
Their recent record against Wigan is hard to ignore as well, as they have lost their last eight matches against the Cherry and Whites.
Abbas Miski to score anytime @ 4/6
Lebanon international Abbas Miski looks the one to watch this week in the any time scorer market, as he tries to continue his fine run of form for Wigan.
Peet has managed to get the best out of him, and he has now scored 30 tries in 29 appearances for the Warriors.
Ten of those have come in the last four weeks thanks to three sublime hat-tricks, and he will not need a second invitation to cross over and score.