Barrow Raiders are eyeing an upset in Sunday’s Betfred Challenge Cup sixth-round tie when the Championship outfit entertain Super League Huddersfield Giants (Barrow 12/1, Tie 28/1, Huddersfield 1/28 – Match Betting).
With a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs, where Hull FC lie in wait, Barrow host the Giants in front of the BBC cameras at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium in a 16:30 kick-off hoping to maintain their impressive Championship form and shock their top-flight opponents.
Barrow sit third in the Betfred Championship after an unbeaten start, winning four of their first five games this season, and Paul Crarey’s men will approach the tie with confidence, even if the Giants represent a stern test.
Barrow are 20/21 with a +25.5 point handicap, Huddersfield are 4/1 to win the tie by 1-12 points.
Huddersfield have also enjoyed a fine start to the season, winning four of their opening six Super League games, and they are fourth in the table, just two points behind St Helens, Catalans and Wigan, who are all on 10 points at the top.
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Huddersfield are without the suspended Will Pryce, who is serving a huge 10-match ban, while Theo Fages, Chris Hill and Chris McQueen have all been left out of Ian Watson’s 21-man squad for the tie. Rising star Sam Hewitt and young hooker George Roby have both been included, though, and are set to be given a chance to shine in the cup.
Barrow boast several former Super League players in their ranks, including Josh Wood, Hakim Miloudi, and Jarrod Sammut. In-form Tee Ritson could cause the Giants some problems, while Bradd Crellin and Connor Terrill have been included in the squad but Dan Toal is absent with a dead leg.
Huddersfield’s trip to Barrow is one of two Betfred Challenge Cup sixth-round games on Sunday with Warrington Wolves hosting Wakefield Trinity at 14:00. Warrington are 3/10 for victory, Wakefield are 11/4 and the tie is available at 22/1.
On Saturday, holders St Helens (2/1 – Challenge Cup Outright) overcame Championship side Whitehaven 46-4 and they will face Catalans Dragons in the last eight after the French outfit beat Featherstone 27-14.
Leeds Rhinos lost 40-16 at Headingley to Castleford Tigers, who will now play Hull KR in the last eight, and the winner of the Warrington-Wakefield tie will host Wigan.
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