Grand Final rematch to finish Day One of Magic Weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves will take centre stage to round off Day One of the Magic Weekend at Anfield.

Both are having contrasting seasons, with Warrington leading the pursuit to catch runaway leaders St Helens and Wigan are down in eighth at the moment, two points outside of the playoff positions.

Both are coming into the game off the back of defeats, Warrington fell to a surprise defeat to Hull FC last week, and Wigan lost in the historic match against Catalans Dragons at the Nou Camp in Barcelona.

Defending Super League champions Wigan have made three changes to their squad after last week with Jake Shorrocks, Oliver Partington and Jarrod Sammut coming into the squad replacing Romain Navarette, Liam Marshall and Sam Powell.

As for Warrington, they have made four changes from their game against Hull with Ryan Atkins, Ben Westwood, Lama Tasi and Stefan Ratchford, who is out with a pectoral injury, dropping out of the squad.

They have been replaced by Tom Lineham, Harvey Livett, Matt Davis and Jake Mamo.

Prediction

Both sides have had their struggles in recent years, but that has not deterred the passion or the intensity shown in this fixture. I think it will be another close encounter, but I will go for Warrington by four.

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