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Nic Ladds 27th Jun 2009 - 11:11

Galea a big price to get Hull off to a flyer

If you took a look at the Super League table you may think odds of 4/7 about highflying Hull KR to beat Wigan is a gift from the gambling gods and you may be right.

The Warriors sit down in tenth place a full nine points behind Hull and unsurprisingly the away side are rated outsiders at 13/10 in the betting.

Hull have had a fantastic season so far as they sit third in the Super League table behind only the two big boys St Helens and Leeds.

If you look at the table then many will believe that the home side can comfortably cover a handicap where they are giving up just 4 points at odds of 10/11 with Wigan at 10/11 in receipt of the 4 points.

Hull KR pulled themselves out of a two-game losing run by beating Celtic last time out and it is worth noting that they actually beat Wigan 20-12 five games ago away from home.

Wigan meanwhile lost to rock bottom Celtic in their last game which is going to do nothing but dent their confidence which is not what a side who are wildly inconsistent need.

That defeat was preceded by a win against second bottom Salford and a loss to Warrington and it would appear that KR are more likely to have the tools to make the blows where it matters.

A cricket score is unlikely so a winning margin of 11-15 at 13/2 or 16-20 at 17/2 look reasonable bets at the price with a narrower wins of 1-5 and 6-10 points the joint favourite results at 5/1.

For those who fancy Wigan to get their act together then the dozen winning margins market could be the one with a 1-12 points victory for the Warriors a tasty looking 12/5.

For a try scorer, Peter Fox is predictably short at odds of 10/1 to score first for the home side but at bigger prices Michael Dobson at 16/1 and Ben Galea at 33/1 have both weighed in with eight tries each and Galea looks overpriced.

Wigan's best chances of the first try lie chiefly with Pat Richards at odds of 10/1.

Some interesting markets that William Hill offer are the alternative handicap markets and for those with a strong opinion maybe alternative handicap 2 with Hull KR giving up 12 points at 9/4 could be great value for you with Wigan 1/3 with a 12 points head start.

This should be an interesting game with two inconsistent teams colliding at New Craven Park but Hull should have the tools to deal with whatever threat Wigan can offer.

The Warriors are in serious danger of not making the play offs but should Hull win they can close the gap on Leeds and continue their excellent season.

Hull KR -4 points - 10/11
Ben Galea to score first try - 33/1

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