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Huddersfield hold the advantage.

ALL the statistics point towards a Giants victory over the Bulls on Sunday.

As well as securing a big 66-18 victory over Bradford at Odsal in March, Huddersfield also savoured a 42-6 victory over their West Yorkshire derby rivals in last season's Magic Weekend.

That was the fourth time the Giants have won a Magic Weekend fixture, having also beaten Wakefield Wildcats (at Cardiff), Celtic Crusaders (Edinburgh) and Warrington Wolves (Cardiff) on previous occasions.

Popular prop Eorl Crabtree has featured in all seven of Huddersfield's Magic fixtures, and is one of only 13 players in Super League having not missed one of the showpiece games since it was introduced in 2007.

In contrast, Bradford have tasted success just once in seven Magic meetings - a win over Wakefield in Edinburgh in 2009.

And although Bradford have won 25 out of the 36 Super League meetings between the two clubs, the Giants have had slightly the better of the last 10 exchanges, having won six of those.

Last ten meetings: Bradford 18 Huddersfield 66 (SLR5, 16/3/14); Bradford 58 Huddersfield 6 (SLR27, 7/9/13); Bradford 6 Huddersfield 42 (SLR16, 26/5/13, at Etihad Stadium, Manchester); Huddersfield 18 Bradford 43 (SLR5, 3/3/13); Huddersfield 12 Bradford 34 (SLR25, 19/8/12); Bradford 6 Huddersfield 20 (SLR12, 22/4/12); Bradford 36 Huddersfield 0 (SLR22, 17/7/11); Huddersfield 50 Bradford 16 (SLR5, 13/3/11); Bradford 6 Huddersfield 52 (SLR16, 6/6/10); Huddersfield 24 Bradford 12 (SLR1, 5/2/10).

Bradford highest score: 78-18 (H, 2001) (also widest margin).

Huddersfield highest score: 66-18 (A, 2014) (also widest margin).


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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 16, 2014
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