Super games this weekend on the Rugby League schedule
Huddersfield centre Leroy Cudjoe has recovered from the virus which kept him out of the match against Leeds Rhinos last time out, as the Giants, massively odds-on at 1/100 prepare for the visit of bottom club London Broncos, priced at 16/1. Cudjoe will take the place of Aaron Murphy, who broke his hand in the clash, and is 9/1 to open the scoring.
Hull FC meanwhile cross the channel to take on Catalans Dragon in the south of France, who are set to hand a debut to half back Sam Williams. He comes in for injured hooker Eloi Pelissier. The French outfit, recorded an impressive victory over St Helens in their last outing, and are odds-on at 1/4 to follow that up with a win against the Humberside club who are 3/1.
St Helens will look to bounce back from their defeat against Catalans with a victorious display over Castleford. The Saints are odds-on at 2/5, however the better value may be found with the Tigers, at 2/1. Granted, they have been inconsistent, though have shown stubbornness against top sides, as was the case in the Challenge Cup when the west Yorkshire side humiliated Wigan in their own backyard.
Wakefield are in action against Wigan, who are joint-top of the Super League standings with St Helens, on 24 points. The Warriors have won the last two on the spin, and are odds-on at 1/8 to turn that statistic to three. The Wildcats, are third from bottom and odds of 5/1 reflect this, having struggled to only just overcome the Broncos 18-10, in their last game.
One team in the ascendancy are Warrington, who have won their last five fixtures and seen themselves rise to fifth in the table, four points off top. The Cheshire-based club host Salford, who are 13/2 to record their second win in a row. Odds-on at 1/12 though, the Wolves should prevail. Centre Joel Monaghan is joint top try scorer in the league with 14, and is good value at 11/2 to cross the whitewash first.
Rounding off the schedule is Widnes at 13/2, who host third placed Leeds Rhinos, odds-on at 1/12 to win the match. Prolific winger Ryan Hall is one try behind Warrington’s Monaghan, and is 6/1 to open the scoring. Both teams have lost their last two matches, though the Vikings, having spent a significant sum of money in close-season will be the more disappointed of the duo, and lie in mid-table.