Leigh will look to get their season back on track against the side who perhaps triggered their downfall when they meet Wakefield at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday evening.
It was in March when Leigh’s season looked full of promise after a couple of impressive wins, but they surrendered a 12-point lead at half-time to Trinity – and the Centurions have failed to register a victory since.
While Leigh are desperately searching for a win, Wakefield are giving a good account of themselves this season, and sit in sixth place on the Super League ladder.
Rightly, Chris Chester’s side are favourites to maintain their league position – despite the loss of promising winger Tom Johnstone for the remainder of the season – and are best priced 13/20. You can get around 7/5 for the home side.
It is expected to be a pretty tight affair. Three of Wakefield’s six victories this season has come within four points, though their latest triumphs have all been by 20+ points.
Leigh have by no means disgraced themselves – though last week’s loss at St Helens was their second heaviest of the season and it leaves them needing wins quickly to keep their hopes of a top eight finish alive.
The handicap that’s being widely offered is a +4 start for the home side at 10/11. With two bookmakers – Stan James and Coral – the home side are 5/6 with the handicap and make Wakefield Evens. This is a bet that looks appealing.
As for margin of victory, Wakefield by 6-10 points is an 11/2 punt with Ladbrokes/Coral and they also offer 17/2 for 16-20 points win.
When Leigh have managed to record a win this season, it tends to have been with a bit of daylight between the sides. An 11-15 points win is 12/1 with BetVictor. If you fancy the home side it’s probably worth parting with a small amount.