Hull’s position seems to have strengthened in the betting markets as the week has progressed for their clash with Wakefield.
They were 3/10 at the start of the week but 2/7 seems to be the best you can get and odds are seemingly shortening across the board – while Wakefield are now 4/1 with Bet365. They have also been given a 12-point start on the handicap with many bookmakers.
It seems that Trinity’s injuries may be starting to bite – coupled with the fact that Hull are back in good form following their victory over Castleford to make the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup. They are also boosted by the return of Marc Sneyd to their 19-man squad.
Wakefield have given a good account of themselves in nearly every game they’ve played this season – and have surprised many by being in the mix for a place in the top four.
They have made four changes to the 19-man squad with Tinirau Arona, James Batchelor, Max Jowitt and Adam Walker in place of Mitch Allgood, Jordan Crowther, Danny Kimond and Dean Hadley.
The current handicap available is a 12-point start for Wakefield. Some may fancy Hull to cover it after Wakefield were comfortably beaten by Salford in the Challenge Cup last week. William Hill seem to have acknowledged that Wakefield can make games tight this season – and have therefore offered 11/10 on Hull to cover it. It’s a price that feels a little too good to turn down, even if we anticipate it to be a tight one.
This chimes in with our margin of victory bet – a Hull win by 11-15 points is available at 11/2.