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Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves: Prediction, Tips and Odds

Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves will meet for the second successive Saturday, but there's far more riding on their Wembley meeting this weekend as the two teams compete in the Challenge Cup final.

The Warriors recorded a vital 19-18 victory in Super League last week, which helped them move two points ahead of Warrington and behind St Helens only on points difference, while they also have a game in hand over all teams barring Leigh.

However, Warrington boss Sam Burgess rested several players for that encounter, and he has fewer selection issues than Cherry and Whites' coach Matty Peet.

Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves

Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves betting tips and predictions

Warrington +7.5 - 5/6

Wigan and Warrington will meet in the Challenge Cup final for only the second time, having previously contested the Wembley showpiece in 1990. Wigan won 36-14 on that occasion, but a much closer game is expected this time around.

The Cherry and Whites will fancy their chances ahead of kick-off, as they are the defending Super League and World Club Challenge champions, while they have also won the last six meetings between the pair.

Peet and his team will look to add a 21st Challenge Cup to Wigan's trophy cabinet, but if they are to win, they'll be made to work very hard for their success.

Wigan were cruising at one point last week at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, but Warrington, with several academy prospects, fought back to lose by only one point.

This week, Warrington are practically back at full strength, while Wigan are without Adam Keighran and Tyler Dupree due to suspension.

After a cagey encounter last week, this should follow a similar pattern, especially with so much at stake.

Liam Marshall to score anytime - 5/4

Wigan winger Marshall is the leading tryscorer in Super League, and has crossed over 13 times already this season.

He has averaged 1.18 tries per game and scored in last week's win over Warrington. Marshall has shaken off a knee injury to be named in the squad, and he will be looking to score in three consecutive games against Warrington.

Finals are nerve-wracking affairs, but Marshall is one of the best finishers in the sport, so if any chance is presented, expect him to take it.

Player of the Match - George Williams - 7/2

Warrington playmaker Williams was suspended last week, but he comes back into the fold to spearhead the Wire's attack.

He has six tries to his name this season, and he needs no extra motivation, especially as an ex-Wigan player, to win the trophy for the second time in his career.

Williams' speed on a big pitch will come into play, and if he spots any gaps, he will exploit them.

Warrington's attack will go through Williams, and he is in the form of his life under Burgess. Should Warrington win, he will be at the heart of everything they do, and his in-play kicking could prove decisive this weekend.

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Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves odds

Wigan - 4/9
Warrington -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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