At the beginning of the season this will have looked like a tasty battle between two good sides, but right now there should only be one winner.
Castleford will get the chance to stretch their lead at the top of the table, while Warrington are looking to find a way to get themselves in the top eight. They come into this game on the back of comprehensive defeats to Leeds, Salford and Huddersfield. Another one could be on the way here as Castleford look to make it seven consecutive league wins.
The Tigers have rotated their squad in recent weeks to keep players fresh – and you’d expect that to show during this period of the season.
It’s not surprising the home side are 1/6 with Warrington widely available at 11/2. Warrington have been given a +16 start on the handicap. Sky Bet don’t seem convinced they’ll keep it that close as they are offering 6/5 on Wire – while other bookies are offering 10/11 on both sides with that particular handicap.
Betfred are offering Castleford -20 at 11/8 which is something we really like the look. As for a winning margin bet, we are looking a little beyond that. Castleford by 26-30 points at 8/1 with Betfred could be one to back. Though having tipped it, it’d be typical of Warrington to put in a ‘brave’ performance that keeps the scoreline down. But their form doesn’t suggest they will.