Magic Weekend: Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils betting preview

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Game five sees a Leigh side desperate to end a run of eight consecutive losses against a Salford side that wants to continue their run of good form – which has seen them win seven out of their last eight Super League games and put them within two points of top spot.

There hasn’t been much change in the betting from the first prices that were released on Monday. Salford are firm favourites to record another victory – best priced 2/5 – and make eight consecutive Super League defeats for the Centurions.

They’re available at 12/5 to pull off an upset and have been given a +8 start on the handicap at 10/11 in most places – with Salford the same price to cover it.

One difference is William Hill who have Leigh +8 at Evens with the Red Devils at 5/6.

It was a pretty tight game when the two sides met at the AJ Bell Stadium earlier on in the season – with Salford emerging 12-6 winners – and this could be another tight contest. But there is a chance of better conditions on Sunday and the chances of a bigger margin of victory as a result. There was plenty of handling errors from both sides in their last meeting.

Salford -10 at 11/10 with Sky Bet could be well worth backing if you want to get something that represents half-decent value on a Red Devils victory.

Popular winning margin markets seem to be Salford by either 11-15 or 16-20 – which can be found at 15/2 and 13/2 respectively with Paddy Power.

If you fancy Leigh then you’re inevitably going to get longer odds. When Leigh have won games this season, they haven’t been by particularly tight margins, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if their winless run came to an end in similar fashion. Leigh by 11-15 points at 18/1 with Paddy Power could be worth the smallest of small bets.


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