There will only be a couple of pieces from me this week – I’m off away from a computer later this week for about a week or so.
The first piece is on the Super League Grand Final betting which has seen one or two dramatic changes.
This follows St. Helens ending Castleford’s 100% home record and climbing into the top four with Leeds and Hull beating Wigan and Salford respectively.
Castleford remain favourites but have drifted from Evens to a best price of 11/8. Last week you could have got 12/1 on St. Helens to claim another Super League crown but now they have come into 5/1.
Leeds are at 7/2, with Hull at 9/2. Wigan’s challenge to retain their crown looks all but gone at 40/1, with Salford now 80/1.
The other game in the Super 8s was Huddersfield’s win over Wakefield. Huddersfield’s good form continues but they are a long shot at 200/1 and while Wakefield have impressed during the campaign, it seems their bubble has burst and they are as long as 250/1.
As for the top four, Saints have now come into 8/13. Salford are in really poor form but still just a point behind at 3/1. The others see Wigan at 10/1, Wakefield at 14/1 and Huddersfield at 33/1.
It looks as though as the top four could be the same come the end of September, it’s just a case of what order from second to fourth if St. Helens maintain their good run of form. If they do they are going to be tough to beat come the play-offs.