Featherstone and Leigh is arguably the most interesting Middle 8s game this weekend as a side who played their regular season games in the Championship hosts one from the Super League.
Fev had a promising home record throughout their regular season while Leigh’s Super League campaign saw them just pick up the one win on the road.
They do come into this game on the back of a narrow defeat away to Toulouse but they tended to respond pretty well to setbacks.
It’s probably a step up this week against Leigh who are the bookies favourites. They come into this on the back of a 25-0 home win over Salford a couple of weeks ago.
You can get the Centurions at 2/7, while Rovers are 7/2 with a 12-point start in most places on the handicap at 10/11 – with Leigh the same price to cover it with the exception of Betway, who are offering Evens.
One interesting piece of team news is that Connor Farrell is in line for his debut for the home side.
It might be a game when Featherstone will try and prove they are competitive against sides who have played in Super League – but given the quality within the Leigh squad, they might have a bit too much going into the latter stages of the game and that 12-point handicap could be covered at Evens – which we’d back.
As for a winning margin, we’d have a look at Leigh by 16-20 points at 6/1. It’s the kind of game where Featherstone will be competitive for long periods, but Leigh might just take it away from them if they get their act together.