Challenge Cup quarter-final: Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity betting preview

Both Salford and Wakefield are enjoying terrific seasons as they sit in second and fifth in the Super League table respectively – but the magnitude of this game for both sides shouldn’t be underestimated.

Whoever wins will be in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup and really have a shot at silverware. It’s rare to have seen these two clubs in the mix for honours in recent years, and neither side is going to want any opportunity slip through their fingers.

These two sides only met a couple of weeks ago at the AJ Bell Stadium with Wakefield emerging as 34-24 winners. It was the first of two consecutive home defeats for the Red Devils as Hull managed to claim victory against them last Friday.

Wakefield’s own winning run came to an end last week as they were edged out by Leeds Rhinos at home. Trinity have been a handful for a lot of sides this season and will sense a great opportunity.

The bookies, however, have the home side as favourites – with some bookies offering 1/2 while Wakefield are as long as 15/8.

That means +6 handicap is available for Trinity, and it’s something we’d definitely back at Evens (Bet365). If Wakefield don’t win the game, the chances are they’ll make it a tight affair – much like Salford’s ties in the previous rounds. The Red Devils are the same price to cover it.

As for the winning margin bets for those that like to bet on slightly longer odds, we’d look at Salford by 1-5 points at 8/1, and Wakefield by 6-10 points at 17/2.


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