Warriors looking to turn up heat on Super League’s top two
Following Leeds Rhinos 22-18 victory at Salford, a relegated London side take on Hull KR, who are odds-on at 1/16 to close the gap on eighth place Widnes to just one point.
Rovers have lost the last couple of matches on the spin, though the Broncos, at 7/1 to beat the Humberside team, have been the whipping boys this season, and a guaranteed two points for their opposition. David Hodgson, who scored in the defeat to Salford last time out is 6/1 to cross the whitewash first, while Denny Solomona is the Broncos’ best hope at 16/1 in the same market.
Meanwhile, Bradford, also relegated, host Wigan, who are mounting a challenge for the league leaders shield. The Warriors defeated Hull 56-10 in their last match and have an odds-on price of 1/25 to another secure victory, with the Bulls at 9/1 for the win . George Williams who scored a hat-trick in that match is 14/1 to breach the in-goal area first. For the Yorkshire outfit, Brett Kearney who scored twice against Huddersfield last time out could be great value at 11/8 to add his name to the honour roll at anytime.
Huddersfield are odds-on at 1/3 to secure a victory against Catalans, who are a respectable 9/4 themselves. Jermaine McGilvary, who crossed on three occasions against Bradford is 7/1 to record the first four points of the match, while Dragons’ Morgan Escare is 8/1 to do exactly the same. Escare is just one try behind Super League top scorers Joel Monaghan of Warrington, and Tommy Makinson who plays for St Helens.
Across the Pennines, Warrington entertain Wakefield and are massively odds-on at 1/20 to defeat their visitors. Having lost surprisingly to neighbours Widnes last week, Tony Smith’s side will be keen to get back to winning ways. The Wildcats are 8/1 for the match, who were slayed by the Dragons, 40-6 in France last time out are 8/1 to come away from Cheshire with all three points. Monaghan meanwhile is 5/1 to put the first digits on the board.