Wakefield go into their meeting with Catalans Dragons as slight favourites. Trinity are 8/11 to end their three-game losing run (their longest losing streak of the season).
Plenty of people will fancy Catalans though given they had found some good form prior to their defeat at Wigan last week and are available at 6/5.
Games at Wakefield have been pretty tight this season. Wakefield’s biggest loss at home has been by six points while the only time when Catalans had a win over 11 points was on Easter Monday against Salford – when they had two days more rest than their opponents.
The Dragons have been given a +2 start at many bookmakers at 10/11. If you fancy a home win you may as well take the handicap price. We might well fancy Wakefield to cover that purely because of Catalans are among the top sides when it comes to conceding the most points per game. Wakefield can be got at but they have shown they can keep it tight against good sides this season – plus they managed to get a convincing win in France a few weeks ago.
Given how tight this game is expected to be, the following bets may be worth considering depending on who you fancy to come out on top.
Wakefield 1-5 points 6/1
Wakefield 6-10 points 11/2
Catalans 1-5 points 6/1
Catalans 6-10 points 13/2
A hard one to call, this could be won and lost late on. No-one would blame you for keeping your money in your pocket.