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Wakefield Trinity v St Helens Preview
Wakefield Trinity welcome the giants of St Helens for an intriguing match up that will have a say on things at both ends of the table.
Wakefield have a talented squad of players but they lack the depth to really push on and to build momentum and that often hits their form and confidence.
It does mean that on their day, they can be a match for any team and they know that whilst they may not have the superstar names of the Saints, they can push them and they could easily pull of a shock result but Saints will know that they are the big favourites for this one and that if they play anywhere near their best this should be a game that they win.
Wakey go into every season simply with the goal to survive and to remain in the topflight whilst Saints expect to be pushing for titles and trophies.
Both know that a win in this one will go a long way towards those goals but it will be a huge boost for the hosts if they can pull of the shock win.
Belle Vue is the host of this game but sadly it is a ground far below the standards needed for professional sport and far below what the players are deserving of.
The open nature of ground means that any atmosphere created is lost and that works against the hosts but they will be hoping that depressing surrounds in which they are used to playing in can prove off putting to the away side.
Wakefield Trinity v St Helens 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.
As you would expect from two of the sport’s most historic clubs who have both enjoyed lots of success down the years, there have been a number of important matches between the 2 sides down the years.
One of the biggest matches in the history of both sides came in the 1966-67 season when they faced off in the Rugby Football League Championship First Division final to determine that national champions.
On that occasion, it was Wakefield who ran out the winners by 21 points to 9 to grab the league title and the glory.