Saints can bounce back while Warrington & Hull are in action
St Helens will be hoping that they don’t suffer any hangover effects from the 39-0 World Club Challenge defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs as Castleford travel to Langtree Park.
The home side are odds-on at 1/4 with Coral for victory against a Tigers side who are yet to record a win so far in Super League this season. Saints top scorer Jordan Turner (with three tries this term) will not feature due to concussion; however, centre Mark Percival has two and is 11/1 to open the scoring.
Although the visitors haven’t won yet, they have perhaps been unlucky, narrowly losing 13-12 away at Catalan Dragons in the opening round, and then in a game they maybe should have won, lost 24-22 to rivals Wakefield last time out.
Denny Solomona could be one to watch, having also scored two tries so far, and is 6/5 to cross the whitewash anytime.
Warrington, having won both of their Super League games this season, are evens to beat Catalans in the south of France. Last time out domestically, they narrowly recorded a 7-6 win over Hull FC with new signing Daryl Clark scoring the only try. Last season’s Man of Steel is 15/8 to score anytime.
For the French outfit, Morgan Escare has picked up where he left off last season, scoring in the win over the Tigers last time out, and is 13/2 to put the first four points on the board. Elliot Whitehead, who also crossed, is 13/8 anytime.
Salford, who are yet to record a win, take on Hull FC (odds-on at 8/11), who stormed to 19-0 win over Huddersfield Giants in the opening match, and were unlucky to lose by a point to the Wolves a week later. Jamie Shaul is the Airlie Birds’ top scorer this season on two tries, however will miss the game through injury, as will Gareth Ellis.
Tom Lineham picked up a try last time out, and is 9/1 to cross the whitewash first. For the Red Devils, they will be hoping to bounce back from a 52-6 defeat to the Saints last time out, with Rangi Chase a 2/1 anytime chance.