Bradford Bulls vs Leeds Rhinos
The Bulls managed to snatch a draw at Headingley earlier in the season and will be looking to get another win over their local rivals back on home turf this Friday having won the corresponding fixture last season. Bradford have come a long way since then, both on and off the pitch, and look well placed to make the play-offs.
Leeds have been going well themselves too. There easy win at Hull KR last weekend was their fourth on the bounce, and they are proving more consistent than has sometimes been the case in the regular season. The Rhinos defence has been the best in the league this season, so the Bulls may well find points hard to come by.
I'd expect this to be another fiercely contested derby and, despite conditions set to be fine, this just doesn't have the feel of one that will go high-scoring. That win at Craven Park was the first time Leeds have been involved in a game that has gone over the total points line, and I don't expect them to pass it again on Friday.
back under 50.5 points at 1.9
Wakefield Wildcats vs Catalan Dragons
Wakefield were another side that pushed this weekend's opposition much closer than expected in the away leg of this fixture, going down by 29 points to 22 down in the South of France. That wasn't the only time that Wakefield excelled themselves against top four opposition, and they are better than their current position in the table suggests.
Catalan couch Laurent Frayssinous has to make do with a depleted squad for the trip to West Yorkshire, with no less than eight players missing with injury, including Steve Menzies, Louis Anderson, and former Wakefield centre Daryl Millard. With Scott Dureau still working his way back to full fitness, and Brent Webb already out for the season, Frayssinous is really down to the bare bones.
This looks a guilt-edged opportunity for the Wildcats to push on towards a place in the play-offs again this year, and though the small start is tempting, Agar's men should have enough to win this outright and look too big at 2.12
back Wakefield to win outright at 2.1