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Wigan v Widnes Rugby League Betting Preview

Monday evening sees the fourth and final Challenge Cup quarter-final take place as Wigan Warriors lock horns with Widnes Vikings at the DW Stadium.

Wigan will be the big favourites for this one as they lead the way in the Super League and are the team many fancy to win this Challenge Cup. They know it is going to take a good performance to come out on top here though and at this stage of the competition, anything can happen.

The Warriors are in good form right now and given the fact they are on home soil, many will expect them to take this clash comfortably.

Confidence should also be high coming into Monday’s clash as well as Wigan beat Bradford Bulls last time out – which is a match they are always desperate to win and it shows they are in decent form.

If you fancy backing the home side, they have odds of 1/10 over at 888sport, so are certainly the favourites for this match with the bookmakers.

We have seen plenty of upsets in the Challenge Cup so far, but when you look at the players in this Warriors side, you have to say it is tough to look past them.

Widnes aren’t here to make up the number though and they showed that when these two locked horns in the Superb League in June as Wigan were 33-32 winners.

They conceded a try late on in that encounter and if Widnes do get the lead here, they simply have to hang onto it.

The away side come into this one as big underdogs, but in big matches like this that can sometimes suit a team and a bet on the visitors gives you odds of 8/1 with William Hill. It might take the performance of their season for them to come out on top here.

As ever, betting on the half-time/full-time market is sure to be popular and at the moment, Wigan winning at both stages gives you odds of 1/4 with Ladbrokes.

If you think Widnes can do the same, you can back them at 12/1 with Bet365.

We think this could be a match where Wigan really turn on the style and like the look of a comfortable win for the hosts.

You can back a win between 21-25 points at 6/1 with Coral and that looks to be decent value on your bets.

All the action in this one gets underway from 8pm on Monday evening and we should be in for a cracking clash between two Super League sides. With the place in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup up for grabs, it is all to play for.

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