Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers betting preview

Friday night’s clash at Headingley could well be game of the season as Leeds meet Castleford. They have met twice already this season with the Tigers prevailing on both occasions – though their most recent meeting a Magic Weekend was significantly closer than the thrashing handed out at The Jungle.

This time, the Rhinos will hope to make it third time lucky, and chalk up a significant victory. They are close to full strength with Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan returning to the side – though they are still without Brett Delaney and Jimmy Keinhorst.

The Tigers are slight favourites – best priced at 10/11 – as they look to bounce back from their Challenge Cup exit at the hands of Hull FC. There have been occasions when they have struggled with another away match following a defeat this season. Here they will look to bounce back to preserve their six-point lead at the top of Super League.

They will have to do it without Michael Shenton who misses out because of a knee injury.

Leeds have only lost the one game at home this season and are available at 11/8 to record another home victory – it’s a price that we fancy. The Rhinos have been given a four-point start on the handicap at 10/11 – for those who don’t feel as bold about the Rhinos chances.

Given the tight nature of the game in prospect – a 6-10 points win for either side could be on the cards. You can get the home side at 7/1, with Castleford slightly shorter at 6’s.

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