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Super League – Magic Weekend Preview

The Super League’s Magic Weekend is back and Newcastle is again the host as all ten teams play over Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday sees second placed Hull in action and with leaders Castleford not playing until Sunday, Lee Radford’s men could go top with victory over St Helens.

The weekend kicks off with bottom-of-table Widnes facing Wakefield, and with new loan signing Rangi Chase they are looking to move above Leigh – who play on Sunday against Salford.

Wigan face Warrington in Saturday’s big finale, in what promises to be one of the best matches of the weekend.

On Sunday, Catalans v Huddersfield kick-off the day before Leigh and Salford clash. The biggest game of the weekend finishes the weekend off with Castleford taking on Leeds Rhinos.

See below for predictions and insights with exclusive thoughts from title sponsors BetFred…

Saturday May 20 14.30 – Widnes Vikings v Wakefield Trinity

Match odds: Widnes 9/4 Draw 33/1 Wakefield 4/11
TGT says: Will be close, Widnes just by 2 points
Betfred says: Widnes will lose to Wakefield by at least 8

16.45 – Hull FC v St Helens

Match odds: Hull 4/11 Draw 25/1 St Helens 5/2
TGT says: Hull to go top and win by 10 points
Betfred says: Hull are in the ascendancy and Saints struggling but will be out to impress new boss who may well be in Newcastle…Hull by 6

19.00 – Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves

Match odds: Wigan 21/20 Draw 20/1 Warrington 5/6
TGT says: Wigan will win this, by 6 points
Betfred says: Wigan still have lots of injuries against fast improving Wire in pre-amble to cup quarter final – draw

Sunday May 21 13.00 – Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants

Match odds: Catalans 8/13 Draw 25/1 Huddersfield 11/8
TGT says: Catalans will be too good for Huddersfield and win by 6
Betfred says: Catalans will be looking to get back early season form but Huddersfield to have edge in high scoring close game and win by 4

15.15 – Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils

Match odds: Leigh 12/5 Draw 25/1 Salford 4/11
TGT says: Leigh could push Salford closer than some people think but Salford by 4
Betfred says: Leigh have little chance against Salford who are flying and will win by 8

17.30 – Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos

Match odds: Castleford 3/10 Draw 25/1 Leeds 11/4
TGT says: The Tigers will just be too good for Leeds, and win it by 8
Betfred says: Keeping the best for last,what a game and is Castleford win as form would indicate they will significantly strengthen their status as grand final winners. Tough derby expected with Cass winning by 6

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