Crisis-club Bradford face Hull KR in a game that will almost certainly decide who takes the final play-off spot at Odsal on Friday evening, and with so much at stake, it really does promise to be a belter.
Bulls coach Mick Potter's patience has finally worn thin with the administrators and he is again all set to return to Australia unless his and the club's future is secured by Friday. The Bulls playing staff have made no secret of the respect they have for Potter, putting together several big performances in adversity this season, and I expect their desire to reach the play-offs combined with the will the send the coach out on high to see them past KR on Friday.
Those reasons alone are obviously not sufficient to back Bradford conceding a small start, but the fact that Matt Diskin is set to return to a side that are unbeaten at home since April certainly inspires confidence and they can call upon a lot more experience than Hull.
Numerous injuries have forced Craig Sandercock to turn to his academy stars, and whilst Louis Sheriff, Liam Salter and Dave Peterson have all acquitted themselves well in the absence of more established stars such as Shannon McDonnell, they have won just one of their last five games.
Bradford's defence may not be the greatest, but I think they should have too much for this Hull side on home turf and expect them to come out on top in what could well be a high-scoring affair despite there being so much at stake.
The second live game returns to its normal Saturday evening slot this week and it features the top of the table clash between Warrington and Wigan at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Warrington laid down a marker to the rest of the Grand Final hopefuls when beating St Helens away from home on Monday night, and despite a relatively quick turnaround, they can keep the pressure on the league leaders by beating them on Saturday.
If both sides were full strength I would have this as a scratch game given the Wolves have home advantage, but in the absence of Brett Finch, Thomas Leuluai and the much-underrated Harrison Hansen, Wigan look to have it all to do to stay within the 2.5 point handicap.
Tony Smith should be able to pick a full-strength side for the second week in succession, meaning unlike Shaun Wane, he has his key playmakers available, and it's that experience and class in the halves that could prove to be the difference. Lee Briers sure to be as pivotal as ever in the Warrington backline.
Back Bradford -6.5 points @ 2.01/1
Back Warrington -2.5 points @ 2.01/1