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The Betfred Super League fixtures keep on coming as the Easter weekend concludes with six more eagerly-anticipated contests.

Leaders Castleford will be looking to inflict more misery on St Helens while Wigan have a score to settle with Wakefield.

Below if a preview of every game with exclusive insight from title sponsor’s BetFred.

17 April 2017 14:45 Wakefield v Wigan

Wakefield will be out to return to winning ways after going down to Castleford on Friday while Wigan still have in their minds a 62-0 thrashing at the hands of Trinity last April. Both teams have made two changes to their squads with Max Jowitt and Ashley Gibson replacing Bill Tupou and Joe Arundel while Wigan have brought in Nick Gregson and Romain Navarrete. Joe Burgess and hooker Michael McIlorum are not being pushed after making their returns from injury against St Helens.

Match odds: Wakfefield 12/5 Draw 25/1 Wigan 1/3
TGT says: Wigan by 8
Betfred says: Wigan by 12

15:00 Leeds v Widnes

Leeds have their tails up for the visit of Widnes after drubbing Hull FC on Easter Friday while the Vikings are now bottom of the table after going down to Warrington last Thursday. The Rhinos will be out for revenge having lost twice to the Vikings last season. Rhinos duo Liam Sutcliffe (head) and Ashton Golding (thigh) will need to undergo fitness tests before their participation is confirmed. Experienced winger Patrick Ah Van is one of six players added to the Vikings’ squad, but influential captain Joe Mellor misses out.

Match odds: Leeds 1/16 Draw 40/1 Widnes 7/1
TGT says: Leeds by 18
Betfred says: Leeds by 20

15:00 Leigh v Hull

Leigh have slumped into the bottom four following Friday’s slender loss to Salford, although Hull FC’s form is not much better after suffering heavy defeats of late. The Centurions had been solid at home early on and head coach Neil Jukes will be eager for his troops to tighten up at the back. The Black and Whites have conceded 106 points in their last two outings on the back of a 22-all draw with Warrington. Leigh remain without Gareth Hock while Gareth Ellis, Fetuli Talanoa, Josh Griffin and Josh Bowden are all out for Hull FC.

Match odds: Leigh 6/4 Draw 20/1 Hull 4/7
TGT says: Hull by 6
Betfred says: Leigh by 4

15:00 St Helens v Castleford

St Helens face the hardest test on Easter Monday with the free-scoring Castleford Tigers visiting Totally Wicked Stadium. Saints gave an excellent account of themselves against Wigan, but were always up against it following Kyle Amor’s early red card. The Tigers have the best attack and defence and are boosted by the availability of centre Michael Shenton. Saints can still call upon Amor as he awaits the verdict on a Grade B high-tackle charge while Matty Fleming, Dominique Peyroux and Ricky Bailey replace Jonny Lomax, Ryan Morgan and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.

Match odds: St Helens 13/8 Draw 20/1 Castleford 8/15
TGT says: Castleford by 12
Betfred says: Castleford by 10

15:00 Warrington v Huddersfield

Resurgent Warrington will be looking to maintain their form against struggling Huddersfield Giants. Despite failing to win any of their opening seven games, success over the Giants would see them leapfrog Rick Stone’s men in the standings. The Giants are on the slide and last Wednesday’s home loss to the Dragons did little to aid their cause. Mike Cooper, Daryl Clark and Joe Westerman are back for Warrington while Stone has added Ryan Brierley and Daniel Smith to his matchday squad in place of Leroy Cudjoe and Tom Symonds.

Match odds: Warrington 1/6 Draw 33/1 Huddersfield 4/1
TGT says: Warrington by 10
Betfred says: Warrington by 16

17:00 Catalans v Salford

Catalans have looked much-improved since the return of full-back Tony Gigot, although the visit of second-placed Salford to the south of France will test their winning run. The Dragons’ back-to-back wins means they are clear of the bottom four with nine games played. Fouad Yaha and Justin Horo replace Brayden Wiliame and Paul Seguier for Catalans while former Dragon Todd Carney could face his former club for the first time. Lee Mossop misses out for the Red Devils.

Match odds: Catalans 1/2 Draw 20/1 Salford 7/4
TGT says: Salford by 6
Betfred says: Catalans by 2

 

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