Stuart Jones offers his views on the two Challenge Cup semi-finals taking place this weekend.
"Michael Witt and Tony Clubb are notable absentees from a team that already resembles more of a Championship team than a Super League one".
Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos
Wigan Warriors take on London Broncos in Leigh this afternoon, and given the location of the supposed "neutral" venue, it promises to be more like a home game for the Warriors. Added to the fact that this looks a total mismatch on form and paper, it's hard to see how this won't be a one-sided affair.
Michael Witt and Tony Clubb are notable absentees from a team that already resembles more of a Championship team than a Super League one.
Wigan have covered the -26.5 start on each of the occasions the two sides have met this year, emphatically so in the capital when winning 64-4, and with Sam Tomkins and Sean O'Loughlin returning from a rest, I hold little hope of London faring any better.
Back Wigan -26.5 pts at 1.75/7
Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves
Hull go into their semi-final with Warrington as 11.5 point underdogs despite having beaten them by a similar margin at the Halliwell Jones back in May. Hull were full value for their win that day and it's difficult to see why they get such a big start on a neutral venue.
Warrington's recent record in this comp is admittedly second to none, and they impressed when quickly putting the game beyond Huddersfield in the previous round. That said, Hull seem to made the Challenge Cup their number one aim for the season, perhaps sensibly so given their league position, and they can give Warrington a fright on Sunday.
Back Hull +11.5 points at 1.9620/21