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Super League returns following the Challenge Cup weekend and leaders Castleford are looking to return to winning ways.

The Tigers, who are runaway leaders of the Super League, were knocked out of the cup by holders Hull, when many fancied them to lower the colours of the East Yorkshire side – but now they are focused on trying to win their first ever top-flight title.

Castleford have a big match this weekend as they travel to third placed Leeds.

Second placed Salford, who have made it into the last four of the Challenge Cup, are looking to continue their good form and they face a huge clash at local rivals St Helens.

Hull in fourth could move into second this weekend with victory, but they face a tough clash as they host fifth placed Wakefield at The KCOM Stadium.

The opening clash of the weekend on Thursday looks a brilliant bottom-of-the-table clash as basement side Widnes host Leigh, and whoever loses will be bottom come Friday morning.

Huddersfield moved above Wigan into 7th last week with victory over St Helens and they host the Warriors this week as they look to push on for a top-six spot.

Finally, the misfiring Warrington host Catalans Dragons in the final game of the weekend on Saturday.

22 June 2017
20:00 Widnes v Leigh

Match odds: Widnes 8/15 Draw 25/1 Leigh 6/4
BetFred says: Not the most eye-catching game to get the round underway with the two Super League strugglers going head to head…Widnes in better form and could leap-frog Leigh with a victory. Vikings to triumph by four.

23 June 2017
20:00 St Helens v Salford

Match odds: St Helens 4/9 Draw 25/1 Salford 9/5
BetFred says: High-riding Salford full of surprises all season but Saints at home and still looking to impress new boss…draw.

20:00 Leeds v Castleford

Match odds: Leeds 5/4 Draw 20/1 Castleford 4/6
BetFred says: Leeds will be up for revenge and bidding to put the upstarts back in their place after two defeats but Cass now have no cup distractions. Home advantage key so Rhinos to win by four.

20:00 Hull v Wakefield

Match odds: Hull 2/7 Draw 25/1 Wakefield 11/4
BetFred says: Hull may be suffering after effects of Castleford challenge cup thriller and Wakefield will fancy their chances of an upset…Trinity by two.

20:00 Huddersfield v Wigan

Match odds: Huddersfield 7/4 Draw 22/1 Wigan 1/2
BetFred says: Wigan need this win desperately to stay in contention for top four finish – and inspired by returning stars will beat Giants by ten.

24 June 2017
15:00 Warrington v Catalans

Match odds: Warrington 4/11 Draw 25/1 Catalans 11/5
BetFred says: Warrington have just got to get their act together to make the Super 8s and a perfect chance to register a convincing win against a side under new coach who rarely travel well, so Wire by 16.

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