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Rupert Wyman 31st Mar 2011 - 16:27

Leeds v Wigan betting preview

Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors betting preview, Friday 20:00, live on Sky Sports 1

Super League champions Wigan were humbled last time out against Warrington and will need to improve if they're to avoid back to back losses when they travel to face Leeds on Friday night.

William Hill expect them to win at Headingley though, they're priced at 8/15 to get the two points, the home side are 11/8 whilst the draw is 18/1.

A tight game is anticipated as the handicap market gives Leeds just a four point start. It's 16/1 Wigan win by exactly four points, 10/11 that Wigan win by five points or more and 10/11 that Leds win with a four point head start.

We have two enhanced price Match Winner offers for this game. 'Start the Car' - George Carmont to score anytime and Wigan to win at 7/4.

The Leeds offer is 'Hall or Nothing' - Ryan Hall to score anytime and Leeds to win.

Leeds come into this with renewed confidence after a good win over Wakefield Wildcats last weekend.  After trailing 4-0 at half-time they put on a great show in the final 40 minutes scoring five tries to see off the hosts by 28-6. If you fancy the Rhinos to turn around a half-time deficit you can back Wigan/Leeds half-time/full-time double at odds of 8/1.

Wigan's unbeaten record was ended at the DW Stadium last Friday and there could be no arguments, Warrington were much the better side on the night. Despite that fact William Hill still believe the Cherrie and Whites are the team to beat this season.  They are 5/4 to take the Grand Final trophy ahead of Warrington at 2/1 whilst Friday's opponents Leeds are as big as 8/1.

If you fancy either side to dominate the game Hills offer a price on the teams to win by 13 points or more. Leeds are 11/2, Wigan 12/5.

We have some fun bets on offer - you can wager on whether the first video refereeing decision will lead to a try being awarded or ruled out. It's evens for try and 8/11 for no try. It's 1/3 that the first try is converted and 9/4 that the kick is missed.

Leeds will be up for this and I expect them to put up a good fight but Wigan are the stronger team at the moment and, despite their defeat last week, and I would back them on the handicap (-4) at odds of 10/11.

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