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Wigan travel to Hull in Super League with top spot in sight

After a crucial win against Widnes Vikings last time out, Wigan will be looking to keep the pressure on Leeds Rhinos at the top of Super League, as they travel to Humberside for a crunch clash against Hull FC.

The Warriors are odds-on 1/3 favourites with Coral for the win and coach Shaun Wane will be hoping his side can make it a lot easier on him than they did against the Vikings.

“It was a win,” said Wane following the match.

“I thought we showed some toughness in the last quarter but that’s probably the best performance Widnes have put together which we knew they would.

“Credit to Widnes I thought they were very, very good. What they threw at us and how they defended.

“We did enough to grind a win and we weren’t doing that at the start of the year. We went there and drew it which was sort of a loss to me.”

Late tries from Ryan Hampshire and Anthony Gelling were enough to secure victory, and they are 5/4 and odds-on at 8/11 respectively to score again anytime.

Top Super League try-scorer Joe Burgess, who also crossed last time out is 6/1 to breach the in-goal area first, though snapping at his heels will be opposite number Tom Lineham, who on 19 tries is just one behind Burgess and has odds of 9/1 in the same market.

Hull themselves also picked up a key victory last time out against fierce cross-city rivals Hull KR and they know a win here could potentially take them into the top six of Super League, should Warrington fail to beat Castleford.

Steve Michaels picked up a brace against the Robins, as did Lineham, so both players go into this match in great form. The former is 11/8 in the anytime market, while Jamie Shaul and Fetuli Talanoa who scored against the Warriors last season at the KC are 5/4 and 11/8 respectively in the anytime market.

Coral recommended tip: Burgess first scorer @ 6/1