Sunday’s only Super League game could prove to be a really close one as Salford Red Devils take on Leeds Rhinos – the sides sitting second and third prior to the weekend.
Both sides have shown this season they are capable of stringing a good run of wins together and will be looking to build on victories in their previous games ahead of the Super 8s. They have everything to play for as they bid to be in the shake up for the Grand Final – and both sides also have Challenge Cup semi-finals to look forward to.
Dan Murray, Jake Bibby and Josh Wood all come into the 19-man squad for the Red Devils while the Rhinos are able to welcome back both Danny McGuire and Jamie Jones-Buchanan from suspension. Ashton Golding is also included their squad after missing last week’s win over St. Helens through injury.
The bookies are finding them hard to separate with Salford best priced 10/11 in most places while 11/10 is available for a Leeds win. Home advantage might be the reason behind that though last week Leeds came through their game with St Helens with a couple of injury worries and some players not looking quite 100%.
However, with over a week off, that might be less of a problem and 11/10 could be good value. They have been slight underdogs going away from home before – and on one particular occasion (Hull away over Easter) they came away with a handsome victory.
There is a two-point start on the handicap for the Rhinos are available but they are favourites to win on that with most bookies. Only SkyBet and BetWay seem to be offering 10/11.
As for a winning margin bet, one would look at Leeds by 6-10 points. Their past three wins have been under 10 points, and that particular bet should get you a price of 11/2. Salford by the same margin, incidentally, is the same price.