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Craig Porter 27th Mar 2009 - 11:06

Super League betting preview from Barrie and Terry

Barrie McDermott and Terry O'Connor share their expert betting tips for this weekend's Super League rugby action.

Our former professionals join Tim Pakyurek and Lee Phelps for our weekly Super League podcast which takes a sombre tone following the tragic death of Wakefield player, Leon Walker.

On behalf of everyone at William Hill we send our condolences to his family, friends and everyone connected with the Wakefield club.

Wildcats coach John Kear has said that this weekend's result 'doesn't matter to me at all' and simply wants to see a good spectacle of rugby in respect for Leon.

His club are live on television on Friday night facing a St Helens side who performed well in beating Leeds Rhinos last weekend. The Saints squad travelling to Wakefield are missing a few key players in Paul Wellens, James Roby and Sean Long possibly with next week's Challenge Cup tie, once more against Leeds, in mind.

Wakefield's first game of Super League XIV was dedicated to the memory Adam Watene and they put in a great performance in recording a surprise win against Wigan. While the club will clearly still be in shock, with little time to regroup and prepare following last weekend's devasting news, a performance of the same determination and passion can be expected.

With the St Helens focus being on knocking Leeds out of the Cup next week, everyone of our panel favours the Wildcats with an eight-point headstart. Tim even takes them as his Bet of the Week for the Tipster Challenge.

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The weekend's other televised match, live on Sky Sports on Saturday evening, is Harlequins v Hull FC.

The home side suffered a massive defeat at the hands of Huddersfield last week. Barrie McDermott thinks that was just a bad day at the office and that Quins will bounce back and win the game, which is being offered off scratch off the main handicap, although a choice of five handicaps are always available on every Super League game with William Hill, the official bookmakers of the RFL.

Terry O'Connor and Tim Pakyurek both think that Hull will be the better side on the night and get back on the winning trail having lost their first game of the Super League season by a point last week. Poor kicking and bad decision making are reasons quoted for the Airlie Birds failing to go top of the league last week.

Listen to what they have to say on this and every game of the weekend on the Super League podcast.

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