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Craig Porter 5th Jun 2009 - 12:23

The boys are back on betting form

Our rugby league tipsters are on a hot streak of form at the moment and, after the excitement of last week's Challenge Cup matches, they're back with the weekly Super League podcast.

Barrie McDermott is looking to make it three winning tips in a row while red-hot Terry O'Connor, who leads the Tipster Challenge table, will be on a nine-week winning streak if his prediction that Wakefield will beat Bradford with a six-point start comes in.

Listen to what the chaps have to say about every one of this weekend's Super League matches including the two live games on Sky Sports both featuring winning and losing sides from last week's Challenge Cup quarter-final action.

Friday 20:00 - Huddersfield v Hull KR - 30 betting markets available

Barry feels that Huddersfield will still be dreaming of Wembley after their hard-fought win over Castleford in the cup last week rather than being focused on tonight's match. Hull KR on the other hand will be out for revenge having missed out on a semi-final spot by the narrowest of margins.

But the cup semi-finals are months away and the Giants are far too professional a side to be caught out in front of their home crowd and will build on last week's performance.

The match is being bet off scratch, with both sides at 10/11. It will be a tight game, probably low scoring, and could feasibly be level at half time about which there are odds of 10/1 available.

The Giants have been winning this season by concentrating on defence and slowing the opposition down to limit their opportunities. They will need to enforce this tactic particularly against the form-star Michael Dobson who can be backed at 13/8 to score a try at any time.

Interestingly, two-thirds of the 15 players leading the betting to cross the whitewash tonight have an odd number on their back. Take the 4/5 that the shirt number of the first try scorer will be odd.

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Saturday 17:45 - Castleford v Warrington - 30 betting markets available

Castleford like playing at home and have a good record against Warrington at the Jungle. It's fair to say that they will be fired up for a win following the disappoinment of losing from a winning position with just 11 minutes left last week and have a four-point head start in the main handicap betting.

Under coach Tony Smith, Warrington are improving week-on-week and while last week's Golden Point victory over Rovers will have taken its toll on the players physically it will bring confidence and determination mentally. With the news that Brian Carney is on his way to the club to hot up the competition for places in the three-quarters, every one of the Warrington roster will be performing at their best.

And, at their best, Warrington can beat Castleford comfortably even without the missing Michael Monaghan - if you think they'll win by more than 12 you can take the rather tasty 2/1 alternative handicap.

Warrington flyer Chris Hicks is finally expected back from injury and is available at 10/1 to resume his fantastic try scoring record and score the first try of the game or, if the Tigers capitulate late on as last week, the same price to score the game's last try.

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