The top two in the Betfred Super League go head-to-head on Friday as St Helens prepare to welcome Warrington Wolves to Langtree Park, with top spot awaiting the winner (St Helens 13/8, Warrington 7/4 – Betfred Super League Grand Final Winner).

Justin Holbrook’s St Helens side had swept all before them this season until last weekend when their 100 per cent winning start was brought to a halt by Catalans Dragons.

That one slip-up gave Warrington, who have also lost just once this season, again it was against the Catalans, the opportunity to leapfrog them at the top of the table and they took their chance.

St Helens welcome back Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Jonny Lomax for a game their coach knows will be a tough encounter (St Helens 4/7, draw 22/1, Warrington 6/4 – Match Odds).

Holbrook said: “We had a close battle earlier in the year when we won after the bell, and we’ve had a couple of close games at their home ground.

“Neutral fans should be looking forward to this game. It’s still early but for first to play second is awesome.”

Warrington Wolves recall Jack Hughes after he was rested for the win over London Broncos, with Sitaleki Akauola dropping out of the squad.

Warrington coach Steve Price is looking forward to the game but has warned of a backlash from the Saints following their defeat last week.

“I think it makes them more dangerous,” Price said. “St Helens are a quality football team. We know what they’re going to bring. It’s one v two, it’s going to be a great game.

“We had some really good battles last year but we feel, with the new players we brought in, we’re a much better team.”

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