Challenge Cup: Hull FC v Castleford Tigers betting preview

The holders versus the favourites – another one of the stand-out ties from the Challenge Cup quarter-final draw.

Hull seem to have found their form again at just the right time for this fixture – two strong performances and results against Wigan and Salford has seen them put a run of defeats behind them.

Castleford are in their best run of form this season – having won eight consecutive games in all competitions – and recently rotated their squad through the ‘second Easter’ period, they should have some of their players fresh, though they are starting to pick up one or two injuries side’s inevitably do during the season.

The visitors are favourites and understandably so – they can be found at 4/7 with Betway while Hull are 15/8 with Stan James. That’s a pretty good price for a side that has once got the better of the Tigers on their own patch this season, but does lightning strike twice in this instance?

The home side have been given a +6 start on the handicap at 10/11 with various outlets, with Castleford the same price to cover it. For a bit of value, we’d look at Castleford -6.5 with Paddy Power at Evens.

It could easily be a game where they come unstuck, but it’s hard to see their momentum being halted right now.

For margin of victory – if you fancy the home side, then it’s probably going to be a narrow victory. Hull are 9/1 to win by 1-5 points. Castleford might put a bit of distance between themselves and their opponents if they win. You can get the Tigers by 11-15 points at the same price – both of those bets are available with Bet Victor.

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