Five Grand Final bets for the Rugby League novice!

Rugby league may have started out as a provincial sport played by the working class in mining communities across Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria; however, over the last 20 years even Sky have identified the chance to get in on franchise opportunities as it becomes more widespread.

As a result, Coral have also jumped in on the act. All season we have brought you weekly coverage of this action-packed sport, which is easier to understand than football, quite often more entertaining and, once your hooked, easy to win money on from betting.

After a pulsating play-off period, which featured eight teams that finished the highest in the Super League table, two teams with a rich history, Wigan and St Helens, take each other on in the showpiece – so-called ‘the Grand Final’. Coral offer a betting preview for all fans old and new, with the best value prices to make the match more interesting.

St Helens winning margin 6-10 points, 7/1
In two out of the last three victories for the Saints against Wigan, the winning margin has been between six and 10 points, so odds of 7/1 are great value with this expected to be a very close game between two good teams. It may well be a close opening quarter, though the pendulum is bound to swing multiple times during the 80 minutes.

Joel Tomkins anytime scorer, 9/4
Wigan’s centre will have former teammate and older brother Sam in the crowd, which worked as an added motivator as the Warriors beat Warrington in the semi-final, with Tomkins grabbing a try in the process.

Successful Drop Goal, 2/1
A drop goal is utilised in a tight game, often in the last couple of minutes of a game, if two teams are level. There is a great chance of this happening in a match of this magnitude, and there are great odds on offer.

Tommy Makinson to score first, 8/1
St Helens’ sensation has had a prolific season, crossing the whitewash on 25 occasions for Nathan Brown’s side. Generous odds are offered on him breaking the deadlock in the Grand Final.

Mose Masoe anytime scorer, 13/2
The prop forward was hugely impressive in the semi-final against Catalan, and is a human wrecking ball. He can breach opposition defence effortlessly when they camp on the try line, and anytime scorer odds are fantastic value.