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Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos Preview
Wakefield Trinity welcome their near neighbours and big rivals the Leeds Rhinos down the M1 motorway to the capital of West Yorkshire for a derby game that always tends to entertain.
Wakefield have often been overshadowed by Leeds down the years and in terms of facilities, budgets and player quality but as has been time and time again, when it comes to local derbies all of that goes out of the window and anything can happen on any given day.
Wakefield do have great quality and can take on and defeat anybody on their day and whilst they do struggle with consistency, if they can perform near there best, they may have too much for a Leeds team who themselves struggle to play at anywhere near 100% for the whole 80 minutes of a game.
This is one of those games that always has a great buzz around it and always see’s the players step up and give us great entertainment and when you throw into the mix just how important these games are for the fans in this part of West Yorkshire and you have all of the ingredients needed for a high quality 80 minutes of rugby league action.
With limited to no facilities, poor views for fans and open stands that allow any atmosphere developed by the supporters to escape, it is up to the players to motivate themselves.
With the buzz in the build up to this derby and the importance to the fans, the players will know the importance of the game and that should see them perform.
Wakefield Trinity v Leeds Rhinos Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.