It’s disappointing that Sunday’s game couldn’t have been televised as it’s sure to be competitive. No-one has left Wakefield having had an easy game this season, while Saints are going in search of their longest run of wins this season – unfortunately for them they haven’t had a winning streak spanning longer than two games this season.
The home side’s recent form is pretty inconsistent but they have faced some of the league’s big hitters in recent weeks. As for Saints, they haven’t been great on the road lately in terms of results – though they have been involved in some tight tussles against decent sides.
It’s the lack of consistency that means the Saints are three points behind Wakefield ahead of this clash.
In terms of the squads Justin Holbrook has named the same side who overcame Catalans last week while Chris Chester has recalled Reece Lyne after suspension and James Hasson could make his bow for Trinity.
The visitors are the slight favourites for this game though at around 4/5 while Wakefield are at 13/10. One gets the feeling if the shoe was on the other foot in terms of form and league position that would be justified, but Wakefield really ought to odds-on.
If the home side are to win, they’re not averse to winning tight contests (and late on). A home win by 1-5 points at 13/2 could well be the bet, there.