HUDDERSFIELD Giants could be back in Super League's top six by Sunday teatime.
While the seventh-placed Giants are expected to beat bottom club Castleford Tigers at the Galpharm Stadium (3.00), sixth-placed Wakefield will have their work cut out to win at Hull.
And the combination of a Giants win and Wakefield defeat would enable coach Jon Sharp's men to regain their place in the six, two League points ahead of the Wildcats.
That should provide the Giants with a major incentive to triumph, particularly as Huddersfield have spent the entire season in the play-off places - until this week.
At the same time, an 11th win of the campaign would also pile the misery on the relegation-threatened Tigers.
But that's unlikely to be of major concern to Sharp.
"Having spent all year in the top six, it was disappointing to drop out last weekend," said Sharp.
"But there are still plenty of games left to ensure we finish in the six, starting with the game against Castleford on Sunday.
"The Tigers obviously have a totally different agenda to ourselves for wanting to win this weekend.
"That makes this match fascinating, because we both need the League points, albeit for different reasons.
"I believe these ingredients will help make this game a tumultuous battle. The stakes really are high."
It's only a month ago that Castleford beat the Giants 24-20 to register one of their three wins this season.
And Sharp believes that will stand his side in good stead this weekend.
"When you play a bottom side, there's always the fear that you may be a bit complacent," added Sharp.
"But that won't be the case with us, because we've only recently learned the hard way just what Castleford are still capable of doing.
"Mark Tookey has made a big difference to them since he arrived last month, and they are now a far better side.
"Against Wakefield last week they played some good stuff early on against a team right at the top of its game.
"The warning signs were once again there, and I want us to be at our best."