Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers - Free Betting Tips

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Castleford Tigers

It’s second versus third in rugby league’s Super League this Friday evening, when Wigan Warriors welcome Castleford Tigers to the DW Stadium. Wigan have been in the news this week, with Shaun Edwards announced as returning to the club as head coach in 2020, and Adrian Lam confirmed as interim coach for 2019. How that press hubbub affects the team will be fascinating to see, with the home fans sure to be pumped up.

Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers Best Odds

10. August 2018 | 19:45
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Wigan to win, -4.0 handicap
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Wigan to win by 1-5 points
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Castleford to win by 1-5 points
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If you have been reading the Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers match previews this week, and you’re thinking about placing a bet or two, then start at Coral. They have a good short-odds option on offer, in the form of a price of 10/11 on Wigan winning with a -4.0 point handicap. Meanwhile, at William Hill, you can back our prediction of a Wigan win by one to five points at odds of 5/1. Finally, at Ladbrokes, there is a good long-odds option in place, with a price of 6/1 on Cas winning by one to five points.

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Castleford to win by 1-5 points
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Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers Betting Tips: Form Guide

Wigan’s Turbulent Week

Shaun Wane’s Wigan team are currently in second place in the Super League table, 10 points behind fierce local rivals St Helens. They are also a point ahead of Friday’s opponents Castleford. Winning this game would be an important step towards guaranteeing a home semi-final when the play-offs roll around. Wane, who is departing the club at the end of the season, will also want to make sure he leaves the club on as high a note as possible. The Warriors have not looked at their best this season, and there have been some behind the scenes issues which seem to have affected performances. They’re still in second place, though, and have every chance of reaching the Grand Final at the end of the season.

Stand-off George Williams and front rower Ryan Sutton are set to return to Wane’s squad after injury. Academy prop Oliver Partington could make his first-team debut on Friday evening. Welsh prop Ben Flower is in line to make his 150th appearance for the Warriors, if selected. John Bateman should also feature, after this week it was confirmed that he is heading to the NRL next season to join Canberra Raiders.

Tigers Looking To Pounce Into Second Place

Daryl Powell’s Castleford side could leapfrog Wigan into second place in the Super League table with a victory in Lancashire on Friday evening. Powell has spoken to the local press in West Yorkshire this week about how his side are targeting the next three matches in their campaign as crucial, starting with this game against Wigan. His side are also feeling a little fresher, after having a week off last week due to the Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Cas have only lost twice in their last nine games, so are bound to be feeling confident ahead of this clash. In their last outing, away at Widnes Vikings in the last game of the regular season, they won 52-24. Prior to that game, they lost at home to Huddersfield Giants. Their previous defeat to that was back on June 30, when they were beaten 44-16 by Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

Kiwi centre Jake Webster, back-rower Joe Wardle and prop Will Maher have all been named in the Cas squad for the trip to Wigan, with Peter Mata’utia, fullback Calum Turner and hooker Jacques O’Neill all dropping out.

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The Last Five Games

Wigan Warriors VS. Castleford Tigers

  • Wigan Form3 wins, 0 draws, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Wigan Points102 points in the last 5 matches
  • Castleford Form3 wins, 0 draws, 2 losses in the last 5 matches
  • Castleford Points152 points in the last 5 matches
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Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers Preview: Recent Meetings

These two sides have met twice in 2017, with each team having won once. The first encounter was in April and was a home game for Wigan. The Warriors won 28-12 at the DW Stadium. The second game was at Castleford’s Mend-A-Hose Jungle in June, and the Tigers took the win by a single point, with the scoreline being 19-18. Jamie Ellis slotted a last minute drop goal for Cas to seal the win after an exciting game. Overall, during the Super League era, Wigan have won 32 games, Castelford have won 15, and there have been three draws.

This game always has some extra spice to it, too, because of the reported dislike that the coaches of the two sides have for each other. If you’re looking for Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers betting tips for today, that personal angle is worth keeping in mind.

Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers Prediction: Narrow Home Win

The prediction is that this will be a very close game, and home advantage might be what decides it in the end. Wigan have enjoyed a tumultuous week, with the news that Shaun Edwards will be returning to the club, and this is sure to give the fans some extra juice. The DW Stadium looks set to be rocking on Friday night, and, with the Warriors being a team who tend to thrive on hometown passion, that could be enough to haul Wane’s team over the winning line. Cas are no mugs, though, and can play lovely rugby league when they want to. But this one looks like being a Wigan win, by a margin of one to five points.

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