After a weekend where many of the favourites won, it’s of little surprise there is no real movement in the Super League Grand Final betting.
There are a couple of things to point out though, and we will pinpoint a couple of the upcoming fixtures that may have some significance.
Five of the table’s current top seven recorded wins in Round 20. The biggest movement was Hull FC moving downwards to fourth after their narrow defeat to Castleford Tigers – allowing both Salford Red Devils and Leeds Rhinos to leapfrog them. Wakefield Trinity managed to keep the pressure on the top four with their win over Warrington Wolves – and are fifth – but only two points behind second place.
Wigan Warriors managed to end their worst winless streak in the league since 1903 against Widnes Vikings while St. Helens and Huddersfield Giants were the two sides on the end of defeats to Leeds and Salford respectively. Castleford’s win over Hull ensures the Tigers will be top going into the Super 8s.
The top seven is below with their best odds alongside them:
- Castleford Tigers – Evens
- Salford Red Devils – 12/1
- Leeds Rhinos – 7/1
- Hull FC – 6/1
- Wakefield Trinity – 50/1
- St Helens – 16/1
- Wigan Warriors – 6/1
The games for Round 21 are as follows:
Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers
Huddersfield Giants v Widnes Vikings
St. Helens v Hull FC
Warrington Wolves v Leigh Centurions
Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors
Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos
Plenty of sides close to each other in the table are playing. If Salford were to beat Leeds, one would imagine their price would shorten, likewise if Wakefield were to get the better of Castleford. Trinity have been a handful for anyone who has visited them this season, plus there’s added incentive of local pride too.
St Helens and Hull can both be inconsistent and after both sides lost this weekend, it would be a big boost for whoever comes out on top. Wigan’s price looks short but we had a go at explaining why that might be last week – and it might even shorten if they get a win in France.
That also has implications over who might be in the Middle 8s – as does Warrington v Leigh and Huddersfield v Widnes. We’ll have an early preview of the betting prices for all of those games when they are available.