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Sky Bet's Jordan Fiddes expects a backlash in tonight's Super League
The World Cup may have started in Brazil this week but there has been a carnival atmosphere in Castleford for months after recent performances in Super League.
They sit pretty in the top three and have a chance to go top if results go their way this weekend.
Tackling Wigan at the DW Stadium is something they are accustomed to having beaten the Warriors there just last weekend in the Tetley's Challenge Cup.
They'll be hoping the return of Justin Carney on the wing will give them added power going forward too and he's among the favourites to open the scoring.
Shaun Wane's men began the week with just a -6 handicap but that has soon come in to -10 after Daryl Powell decided to rest a few of his key men for the repeat fixture.
With no Andy Lynch or Daryl Clark in the side, I fear for the Tigers and the inevitable Wigan backlash.
Hooker Clark is Castleford's top metre maker this season - and in the top ten in all of Super League - so he will be sorely missed.
With a young side and improved conditions expected at the DW tonight, I can see Wigan covering the handicap and if you like your try scorer bets Joe Burgess is more than value at 10/11 to score anytime.
Despite a slow start in terms of tries, the winger's performances have earned him an England call-up - plus he's crossed three times in his last two outings.
Relying on recall
At a similar price to Burgess, Richie Mathers is just as good a price to cross anytime against London tonight.
Playing on the wing or at full-back, he will now get plenty of time with the ball after the Wildcats recruited Tim Smith back from Salford.
In his first stint for Wakefield, he had more try assists than any other player with 19 and he now has a point to prove upon his return.
Mathers has scored a massive six tries in his last three games against the Broncos and was unlucky not to have a try given against Bradford last weekend.
A win for Wakefield this weekend will take them a huge step towards maintaining their Super League status for next season so expect some big games from big players.
Smith and Mathers are two of those having played in Grand Finals in Australia and England respectively so the odds-against price is as good as any.
Burgess and Mathers both to score - 4/1
Warrington -10 v Hull KR
"I'm going for my old coach Tony Smith at Warrington this week.
"The Wolves have been gathering some great momentum recently and injuries to key players at Hull KR are hampering their progress too."
Super League Table
|9||Hull K R||22||20|
|11||Salford Red Devils||22||17|
|13||Bradford Bulls *||22||4|
|Thursday 31st July|
|20:00||Wigan vs Salford|
|Friday 1st August|
|20:00||Hull vs St Helens|
|20:00||Catalan Dragons vs Warrington|
|20:00||Leeds vs Bradford|
|Sunday 3rd August|
|15:00||Widnes vs Hull K R|
|15:00||Wakefield vs Huddersfield|
|15:30||Castleford vs London Broncos|
|Thursday 14th August|
|20:00||Hull K R vs Wigan|
|Friday 15th August|
|20:00||Salford vs Catalan Dragons|
|20:00||Warrington vs Castleford|
|Sunday 27th July|
|Huddersfield 38 - 16 Catalan Dragons|
|Bradford 16 - 8 Wigan|
|Warrington 26 - 40 Wakefield|
|Saturday 26th July|
|London Broncos 10 - 62 Hull K R|
|Friday 25th July|
|Salford 18 - 22 Leeds|
|St Helens 44 - 22 Widnes|
|Thursday 24th July|
|Hull 18 - 18 Castleford|
|Sunday 20th July|
|Hull K R 18 - 38 Salford|
|Huddersfield 52 - 26 Bradford|
|Saturday 19th July|
|Catalan Dragons 40 - 6 Wakefield|
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