A bonus game live game this weekend due to the deal to show all Catalans home games, it’s Wakefield’s turn to take the trip to Perpignan as they seek a fourth win in five games.
The French side welcome back Horo and Bosc into the side whilst Chris Chester looks set to name the same side that beat Leigh last week.
Whilst Trinity are on a decent run they were well beaten at Leeds in their last away game and the same could happen here today.
Super League sponsors Betfred give the visitors a 12-point start on the handicap and despite being in poor form, the Dragons are due to give someone a hiding and I fear it could be today.
Wakefield were poor in the first half against Leigh last week and a repeat of that will see the French side out of sight by the time the Half Time whistle blows.
Catalans have only won one of their three home games so far but that will surely change soon, as history shows us, their home form usually improves when the clocks go forward.
It is 3/1 for an away win but I’d want more than that, I think the Dragons can win this by around 16-20 points and get their season on track.
Games start to come thick and fast now and too many defeats can leave you staring down the barrel of the middle 8’s.
Catalans are very short at 1/4 to win given recent form but this can be boosted to 4/7 on the Half Time Full Time.
The weather is predicted to be dry tomorrow so this could be a high scoring game, but it is Wakefield’s defensive frailties that should decide it.
Thornley and Yaha lead first try lists at 13/2, but the returning Horo looks better value at 12/1. Johnstone was man of the match in Trinity’s win last week and he will be popular at 8/1.
There are two other games today, a massive game at the HJ for Warrington as joint top Hull are the visitors.
The last time these two played they were first and second, how times have changed with Wire winless and stuck to the bottom of the table.
I’m tired of saying that Wire will pick up sooner or later and they were awful last week at Saints.
Betfred can’t split them and make both teams 10/11 to win, for the record I can’t split them either with Houghton out for FC. Maybe this could be the time for Wire but as I said before…
Finally Widnes, who are out of form and having a worse injury nightmare than Wigan, head to Leigh.
The Centurions have won their last three at home and should justify 2/7 favouritism to win this. Widnes only have one point from their six games and I can’t see them improving on this at Leigh Sports Village.
Widnes get a 12-point start on the handicap and whilst they may score enough points to stay inside that, I fancy a Leigh win by around 6-10 points.
It’s 11/4 for an away win if you think Widnes can get their first win here.
Wigan play Castleford on Thursday so we’ll be back for that, as always please gamble responsibly.