Widnes vs Huddersfield Super League Round 5 Preview

The Giants travel to Widnes hoping to get their season back on track, Huddersfield winning just one of their last 4 Super League fixtures, the Vikings too are struggling through the season, just two wins from five for them. Huddersfield have had some real tough opening games facing the leagues leaders Saints and Wakefield back to back.

Huddersfield did the double over Widnes last season, their last meeting a 40 points to nil thrashing by the Giants, May 29th 2016 was the Vikings last win over the Giants. Widnes will be out to set this record straight, player of the month nominee and Vikings top try scorer Krisnan Inu will be a contributing factor in this if all goes to plan.
Widnes remain relatively injury free and name arguably one of their strongest sides of the season with this fixture, Huddersfield welcome back Michael Lawerence, Alex Mellor and Tyler Dickinson are all named in the Giants 19 man squad after returning from injury, seeing Jordan Turner, Tom Symonds and Daniel Smith all dropped from the squad.

Widnes - Rhys Hanubury, Stefan Marsh, Krisnan Inu, Charly Runciman, Joe Mellor, Tom Gilmore, Chris Houston, Matt Whitley, Hep Cahill, Chris Dean, Danny Craven, Tom Olbison, Sam Wilde, Greg Burke, Jordan Johnstone, Ed Chamberlain, Jay Chapelow, Aaron Heremaia, Wellington Albert.

Huddersfield - Jake Mamo, Jermaine McGillvary, Aaron Murphy, Lee Gaskell, Danny Brough, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Kruise Leeming, Michael Lawerence, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Dale Ferguson, Jordan Rankin, Oliver Roberts, Ukuma Ta'ai, Paul Clough, Adam O'Brien, Alex Mellor, Darnell Mcintosh, Tyler Dickinson, Sam Wood.

This is going to be a tough game to call, both sides blow very hot and cold from week to week, I'm going to have to call this game in favour of the Giants, they have a few key players returning and these guys will be very fresh and ready to go. As far as recent form goes, both sides have had tough games in the opening rounds but I feel Huddersfield have had it a little tougher so I would expect to se them bounce back in the next few weeks, I'm going Huddersfield by 6-12 points.



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