The Rhinos will no doubt still be smarting from their 32-8 humbling at the hands of Huddersfield last weekend, and will be hoping to avoid a third straight home defeat, having lost to Melbourne in the World Club Challenge earlier this month.
Shaun Wane’s men have a good record at Headingley, undefeated in their last four visits, and a win would put them top of the Super League table, albeit possibly only for 24 hours with Huddersfield facing Hull on Saturday.
Leeds 19-man squad: Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Achurch, Moore, Vickery.
Wigan 19-man squad: Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Flower, Green, Hughes, McIlorum, O’Loughlin, Powell, Richards, Smith, Goulding, Taylor, Thornley, L Tomkins, S Tomkins, Tuson.
Prediction: Promises to be a hum-dinger, but fancy Wigan to edge it – away win.
Wigan are undefeated in their last four visits to Headingley, winning three and drawing one. Leeds’ last home win over the Warriors was a 12-10 Challenge Cup Quarter Final success on 29 May, 2010.
Last 10 meetings:
Wigan 12, Leeds 13 (SLQSF, 28/9/12)
Leeds 39, Wigan 28 (CCSF, 14/7/12) (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)
Leeds 8, Wigan 50 (SLR16, 1/6/12)
Wigan 20, Leeds 6 (SLR2, 11/2/12)
Leeds 18, Wigan 28 (Challenge Cup Final, 27/8/11) (at Wembley Stadium)
Wigan 26, Leeds 24 (SLR19, 1/7/11)
Leeds 22, Wigan 22 (SLR8, 1/4/11)
Leeds 6, Wigan 26 (SLQSF, 25/9/10)
Wigan 26, Leeds 27 (SLQPO, 12/9/10)
Leeds 12, Wigan 26 (SLR24, 30/7/10)
Super League summary:
Leeds won 20 (includes wins in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012 play-offs)
Wigan won 28 (includes win in 1998 Grand Final and wins in 1998, 2002, 2003 and 2010 play-offs)
Leeds highest score: 70-0 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)
Wigan highest score: 68-14 (H, 1996) (also widest margin)