Going in to Friday’s showdown Wigan are just a point behind Huddersfield, after beating Hull KR last week, while the Giants maintained their fine form by dispatching Salford.
Wigan 19-man squad: Charnley, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hansen, Hughes, Lauaki, McIlorum, Mossop, S. Powell, Richards, Taylor, Thornley, L. Tomkins, S. Tomkins, Tuson.
Huddersfield 19-man squad: Grix, Cudjoe, Wardle, McGillvary, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Lunt, Kopczak, Ferres, Faiumu, Lawrence, Patrick, Chan, Ta’ai, Murphy, Cording, Ferguson, Wood.
Prediction: It is almost impossible to separate the sides but if it comes down to who wants it more, Huddersfield will edge it.
Wigan’s Josh Charnley (1-2-3-2-2-2) has touched down in the Warriors’ last six games.
Huddersfield’s Danny Brough has the longest scoring streak in the game, having registered points in the Giants’ last 21 matches.
Brough’s scoring streak began with a try and four goals in his side’s 32-8 win at Leeds on 8 March.
2013 meeting – Huddersfield 22-10 Wigan (SLR3, 16/2/13)
Super League summary:
Wigan won 21
Huddersfield won 11
Wigan highest score: 68-6 (H, 2000) (also widest margin)
Huddersfield highest score: 48-16 (H, 2009) (also widest margin)