Super League Betting Tips for Magic Weekend

Rugby league fans are in for a treat this weekend and the many who won't be making the trip to Anfield can sit down and feast on all of the drama, with every match televised live on Sky Sports.

Wakefield Trinity vs. Catalans Dragons
Saturday May 25, 14:00 BST
Live on Sky Sports Action

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The action gets underway with sixth-placed Wakefield Trinity taking on Catalans Dragons who sit in third and David Fifita should be backed to continue his fine try-scoring run for Chris Chester's Trinity.

The mighty forward is enjoying a sensational season and sits second in the Man of Steel competition. He was notching for the third straight game with his double in last week's incredible finish at London Broncos. Unfortunately 28 points in 15 minutes from his side was still not enough to thwart the Broncos, but Wakefield won't stay down for long and beat the Dragons on home soil back in February, with Fifita again among the scorers.

Challenge Cup holders Catalans are in a good run of form and are seeking a sixth win in seven after last week's memorable victory over Wigan in Barcelona. Greg Bird, Sam Tomkins and Micharl McIllorum are missing for them, while Wakefield could give an instant debut to Kelepi Tanginoa, a back-rower who only signed from Manly in midweek.

More magic for Huddersfield?

Hull FC vs. Huddersfield Giants
Saturday May 25, 16:30 BST
Live on Sky Sports Action

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Huddersfield Giants boast a tremendous Magic Weekend record and should be backed with a six-point start against Hull FC.

The Giants, coached by Simon Woolford (pictured above), have appeared in all twelve Magic Weekends and have won 8 times against a host of different clubs. Much like everyone else trying to get an invite to the Super League play-off party they've struggled for consistency, but head to Liverpool in good form having pushed St Helens all the way in the Challenge Cup before beating Hull KR 30-22 in the league last week after an impressive second-half performance.

Lee Radford's Hull sit fourth in the table having taken the scalp of Warrington with a 19-12 victory in a rough encounter last Saturday. They've been another of the top sides who have been difficult to predict though, and have been on the receiving end of hidings from St Helens and Catalans in the last month. Their injury problems are clearing up at least and prop Josh Bowden, who has been out for a year, is set to be the latest name to return.

Hull ran out 28-8 winners at Huddersfield in Round 4, but the Giants are in better shape now and are more than a match for their opponents if on a going day. Back them with a start on the handicap in the hope they are.

In-form King to reign supreme

Warrington Wolves vs. Wigan Warriors
Saturday May 25, 19:00 BST
Live on Sky Sports Action

Day One finishes with a mouth-watering repeat of the 2018 Grand Final as Wigan Warriors face Warrington Wolves and it's a tough one to call.

Reigning Champions Wigan had a poor start under new coach Adrian Lam but pulled away from the relegation battle with three straight wins on the back of their Good Friday hammering against St Helens. Subsequent defeats to Warrington in the Challenge Cup and against Catalans in Barcelona will have dampened the mood, but it's too soon to forget their gutsy performance against Steve Price's side a fortnight ago, and the Warriors boast the best Magic Weekend record of all, having lost just twice since the concept was introduced in 2007. They drew against the Wolves in 2017 and beat them 38-10 last year in Newcastle.

Warrington lost more ground on leaders St Helens with last week's 19-12 defeat against Hull but a bigger blow was the injury to fantastic full-back Stefan Ratchford, who could be out for up to 12 weeks. The returning Jake Mamo could be set to fill his spot, while Tom Lineham's potential comeback on the wing is a huge boost.

There is a slight air of vulnerability about the Wolves at the moment, and rather than backing them to cover the handicap of six, a wager on Toby King to keep among the scorers looks the way to go. The in-form centre was notching for the third time in four Super League games when picking up on a fumble against Hull last week and can be backed at 17/10 to carry on his good run.

Enjoy the action and good luck with your bets. I'll be back on Saturday evening with previews for Sunday.

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