The top two meet on Friday night at The Jungle as Castleford put their 100% home record on the line against a side who have got the better of them twice already this season in Hull FC.
Castleford bounced back from their recent Challenge Cup exit at the hands of this week’s opponents with a win against Leeds in a bruising contest – putting them seven points clear at the top of the table.
Hull have won each of their last four in all competitions. If they hadn’t had a couple of wobbles throughout the season, the chances are they would have mounted a real challenge for top spot in the Super League.
The Tigers welcome back Michael Shenton into their 19-man squad in place of Greg Minikin. You can get 4/9 on a home win.
Hull have included Albert Kelly and Mark Minichello in their squad after being rested for their win over Wakefield, though Steve Michaels misses out. You can get 12/5 on Hull FC making it three wins over the Tigers – and the visitors have been given an eight-point start on the handicap at Evens with SkyBet. Castleford are the same price to cover it.
The handicap is set at just the right level, but with Castleford at home – we’re a little more tempted to back them. As a result, a home win by 6-10 points at 5/1 is what we’d look at when it comes to winning margins.