Hull have several players absent from their squad for their clash with Leigh Centurions as they look to bounce back from a humiliating 45-0 defeat to St Helens. Their odds have drifted slightly from earlier on in the week and they are now as long as 1/6.
They are up against a side that has lost each of their last eight Super League games and in desperate need of a win – they might sniff a chance of that coming to an end given their opponents’ week.
Leigh are as long as 7/1 and have been given a +16 start on the handicap with many bookmakers. Leigh haven’t been battered by many teams, in fact a lot of their losses have looked respectable on the scoreboard.
There are bigger handicap bets available, and Leigh with a +20 start at 10/11 (SkyBet) seems to be worth a bet – it takes our fancy anyway.
As for winning margin bets, we are looking at Hull again even if they have a few players absent – including one of their half-backs and first choice goal kicker Mark Sneyd.
Hull by an 11-15 point winning margin ticks a lot of averages and occurrences, so it could be something worth backing, even at 6/1 – which may seem on the short side for this kind of bet.