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Stuart Dalgleish 14th Apr 2011 - 15:48

Saints can run Wild at Widnes

St Helens v Wakefield Wild Cats - Friday 20:00 live on Sky Sports 1

Saints (1/25) will be looking for back-to-back wins at the Stobart Stadium, after initially taking time to adjust to their temporary home, as they take on Wakefield (9/1, draw 33/1) in the live Sky game on Friday.

The five-times Grand Final winners failed to win any of their first three games at their new digs, but were flying on their travels, now that they've started to pick up points at home the rest of the Super League should watch out.

Five wins out of their last six have put them well and truly back on course at the top of the table and they're starting to score big too.

Three of their last four victories have been by 14 points or more so I'd be looking at those sorts of brackets in the winning margins; 11-15 is 7/1 and 16-20 is 11/2, but I get the feeling they'll really stamp their authority on this one and would look at even bigger than those spreads at 31-35, which is available at odds of 13/2.

You may think that it's a brave call after the Wildcats got a huge win over Quins last weekend, I just think that when this Saints team get on a march they're very tough to stop, the handicap of -24 (10/11) is proof of this.

Jamie Foster (9/1 first try) and Ade Gardner (9/1) are on form, despite Foster himself saying otherwise the centre has been a key part of their recent revival.

Young Jonny Lomax (14/1) has stepped into Kyle Eastmond's shoes with no problem at all and will be on John Kear's list of ones to watch.

Kear will not be able to name Glenn Morrison in his 19 as the captain picked up an injury during training, Julien Rinaldi (25/1) will skipper the side in his absence, Michel Korkidas and Aaron Murphy are still out but Kevin Henderson (25/1) returns to the fold.

Paul King (33/1) is also in the squad travelling to Widnes but he'll have to pass a fitness test before the team sheet is handed in.

If Kevin Penny (14/1) can rediscover his former glories and Luke George (14/1) sees plenty of the ball then Wakey just might be able to cause a shock, after all Saints have been vulnerable defensively this season, but they need to be firing in all departments and that hasn't happened anywhere near enough for them this season.

Alternative handicaps such as -28 at 13/10 are worth a shout, while you can get 9/4 on Saints winning with 32 points taken off their score. (Wakey are 4/7 and 1/3 respectively in those markets).

 

 
 
 

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