Trinity 11/4 to beat local rivals Castleford

Wakefield Trinity v Catalans Dragons

The Sky Cameras are in Wakefield tonight for the local derby between Trinity and Castleford.
Nobody would have predicted this would be a top of the table clash at this late stage of the season , but a win here against the top of the table Tigers would put Wakefield in the top 4.

Reece Lyne had his appeal rejected over his 2 match ban so sits this one out.
Daryl Powell has recalled Greg Minikin and Andy Lynch to his Castleford squad.

Trinity had been on a poor run of form since securing their place in the top 8 losing 3 on the spin in League and Cup but bounced back to form with a good win over Warrington last Saturday.
Their home form is very strong this year  winning 6 from 9.
Playing Castleford though is a different kettle of fish, the Tigers lead the table by 8 points having won their last 9 League games.
Whilst Cas have been vulnerable on the road it’s worth noting they’ve now won their last 3 away games so it is no surprise the bookies make them concede an 8 point start on the handicap.

Super League sponsors Betfred make the Tigers  very short 3/10 shots to win here, but recent results suggest this is justified.
Chris Chester has done an amazing job again with this Wakefield side but injuries are starting to take their toll and with top spot at the split already assured Castleford can go one step nearer the league leaders shield by winning this by around 11-15 points. Kirmond and Johnstone are  big misses for Wakefield with a relatively small squad and they are also missing big Dave Fifita.

Wakefields form dipped considerably last year when safety was assured and whilst they’ll need no extra motivation for this that again has to be a worry.
The Tigers look unstoppable at the moment and were deserved winners over then 2nd placed Hull last week at home, I can’t see a repeat of the lapse in concentration that nearly let FC back in it last week.
This should be another entertaining high scoring game but you’d want more than the quoted 11/4 for a home win given the run Castleford are on.

Eden heads 1st try lists at around 7/1, it’s hard to look anywhere else really, Trinity fans may look to Ben Jones Bishop at 12/1.
Eden backers can get 15/2 that he scores a hat trick.

Gale is again a very short priced 4/1 favourite for man of the match, there are plenty of other contenders like Hardaker at 6/1 and Shenton  at a big price 33/1 but it’s great weather for half backs so it has to be Gale at the short odds to follow up last weeks award.
As for the hosts Sam Williams is the shortest price at 10/1 but I’d just prefer the experienced Liam Finn at 12/1. A high scoring game could give Finn a big points tally which would be hard to ignore,

Hull travel to Saints tomorrow, as always please gamble responsibly.

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