Wakefield should be able to stay in touch at Headingley
Singleton absence likely to hit Leeds
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Two weeks ago, Leeds were supposedly a club in crisis after their record-breaking loss at Castleford but tonight the Rhinos can go level on points with the table topping Tigers and Wigan if they land odds of 1-3 and defeat Wakefield.
Last time out, Leeds walloped Catalans 46-10 but things may well have been different if Brad Singleton had been sent off for a late hit on Greg Bird after ten minutes.
Singleton starts a six-game ban tonight and Leeds could find Wakey a tougher nut to crack than the Dragons.
Trinity have ground out back-to-back wins against St Helens and Salford and are 3-1 to repeat last year’s Betfred Super League and Boxing Day friendly wins at Headingley.
In the December clash, winger Tom Johnstone bagged a hat-trick and he is 50-1 to repeat that feat with Ladbrokes.
The visitors hope to have captain Danny Kirmond, Joe Arundel and Ben Jones-Bishop back from injury and look a decent bet in receipt of a ten-point start. They look a side of similar ability to Salford, who the Rhinos edged past 20-14 last month.
The stats suggest wooden-spoon favourites Widnes are a good bet with bet365’s 22-point buffer at Hull.
Denis Betts’s boys lost 30-10 at Hull last June and haven’t been beaten on their travels by more than tonight’s handicap since June 2015 – that’s a run of 25 games.
Hull have played 18 home matches since the start of last season and only two resulted in victories by more than 22 points for the Black & Whites.
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