Published: 10:42 21/05/2011
Wakefield wing Dale Morton is 14/1 to score the first try in the Challenge Cup fifth round clash against Castleford after being named in Saturday’s squad to face their local rivals.
Online bookmakers are giving free bets to new customers which can be used to bet on the Rugby League Challenge Cup, receive a free rugby bet when placing a bet on the match between Wakefield Wildcats and Castleford Tigers at Belle Vue on Saturday.
Morton will keep his place after scoring three tries in his two matches since returning from a long-term knee injury and online bookmaker Betfred is offering odds of 14/1 for the 20-year-old to cross for the first try against the club where he was on scholarship in his youth.
The Wildcats are second bottom of the Super League and are the underdogs, available at odds of 8/5 with Sportingbet, to beat their neighbours in the televised fifth round Challenge Cup match. The Tigers, currently sixth in the table, are long odds-on to progress from the tie but are available at odds of 4/5 at bwin to overcome a handicap of 1.5 points on Saturday.
Castleford have beaten Wakefield just once before in the competition winning the 1969 semi final before going on to win lift the cup against Salford in the final. Tigers’ fans can get odds of 40/1 from Bet365 and William Hill for their team to lift the trophy again this year.
The two sides have been thrown together three times before in the competition, the other games going to Wakefield in a quarter final clash in 1968 and most recently when they knocked out their neighbours in a fourth round tie in 2003.
The Wildcats will be without Chris Dean and Luke George who are injured and cup-tied trio Liam Higgins, Tyrone McCarthy and Gareth Moore will also miss the derby.
The Tigers have recalled Willie Isla and Nick Youngquest who have recovered from injury, Daryl Clark and Jordan Thompson return to the squad after missing last Friday’s defeat at Warrington.
Betfred is offering to refund losing first tryscorer, last tryscorer and first scoring play bets on the match if Nick Youngquest scores the last try of the game, the Aussie has crossed for eight tries in seven starts this season.