Millennium Magic weekend heating up
One of the most eagerly anticipated couple of days in the Super League calendar; Millennium Magic weekend always brings with it shocks, knocks and a good day out all-round.
London v Catalans
The Broncos have lost all 12 matches so far this season, and as a result are 9/2 with Coral to beat the Catalans Dragons who are littered with big names, and have won four out of their last five. Morgan Escare is the form player for the Perpignan-based side with five tries already this term.
Widnes v Salford
Both teams have had fluctuating spells recently; both losing three out of their last five matches. Widnes are odds-on at 4/6 to record a win, though Salford do have the potential to cause an upset, especially with leading try scorer (six) Francis Meli.
Hull KR v Hull FC
Anyone rugby league fan on Humberside will say this is the biggest derby in the sport. Both teams sit next to each other in the table on 10 points, and have players who can change a game. KR are slight favourites; odds-on at 5/6, while FC are evens.
Wigan v Leeds
The Rhinos are stampeding at the moment. Perched at the top of Super League, just one point ahead of St Helens on 21, they will relish this match against one of their fiercest foes. Both outfits are in fantastic form; Wigan winning four out of the last five, while Leeds have won all five. As a result, Wigan are 2/1 to record victory and the Rhinos are odds-on at 4/11.
Wakefield v Castleford
This is a west Yorkshire derby that usually makes for good viewing. Just six miles apart from each other, either side of the M62 these towns are serious rugby league territory. Althoug the Widlcats come into the match with two wins from the last two they are still 5/2 outsiders. Conversely, Castleford have back to back defeats, though are firm odds-on favourites at 3/10.
Huddersfield v Bradford
Only London have longer odds than Bradford for this round of fixtures who are at 11/2 to beat Huddersfield. It isn’t all that surprising; the Bulls are on a downwards slump and have only won once in five games. Odds-on at 1/12 the Giants, who are fifth in the Super League standings, should record a comfortable victory.
Warrington v St Helens
With the exception of Wigan versus Leeds and two derbies the best fixture has possibly been saved until last. Saints are one point behind the Rhinos in the table and are odds-on at 4/9 for the win, while Warrington who will provide tough opposition are at 7/4.