Leeds, Bradford, Hull FC three of the teams in action this weekend
London can claim their first win of the season as they take on Widnes at The Hive. Both teams are without a win in five matches, with the home side 7/2 for the win. The Vikings meanwhile, are odds-on at 1/5 and this is an ideal opportunity to get their play-off push back on track against Super League’s bottom club.
Castleford will be aiming to bounce back after losing their last two matches against St Helens and Wigan, who are first and third in the table. The Tigers take on Salford, and are odds-on at 2/7 to record victory. They have had great season so far, and currently lie fifth. Brian Noble’s side have only one win to their name in five matches, though at 11/4, appear long-shots for the fixture at The Jungle. After some heavy investment, anything less than a play-off finish will be a disappointing result for the Red Devils. Former Tiger Rangi Chase is 5/2 to come back and haunt his old side to score at anytime.
Merely a stone’s throw away, Wakefield take on Hull FC in what is expected to be tight clash. The Wildcats are 13/8 to beat their east Yorkshire opponents. Lee Radford’s Airlie Birds are well fancied, and odds-on at 1/2. Gareth Ellis who opened the scoring in France for FC is 25/1 to repeat that achievement, while Wakefield’s best hope is Richard Owen, who is 10/1 to cross the whitewash first.
Leeds take on Catalans at Headingly, and will be hoping they can close the gap on the Saints at the top to just one point. The Rhinos are odds-on at 1/5 to win the match, while their opponents have odds of 7/2. The west Yorkshire outfit eased out the Vikings in their last game, with a 38-28 win. Ryan Hall can keep his fantastic season going, and is 6/1 to open the scoring.
Former Bradford player James Lowes takes charge of the Bulls for his first match against Warrington. The Wolves are overwhelmingly odds-on favourites at 1/66, while their opponents are a staggering 14/1. The west Yorkshire side currently lie second from bottom in the Super League standings.