Super League Preview

The latest round of Super League matches kick-off on Thursday with one of the biggest fixtures you can get as St Helens host rivals Wigan.

St Helens come into the game off the back of a brilliant 45-0 win over Hull at the Magic Weekend and confidence will be high coming up against Wigan – who were held to a draw by Warrington.

Leaders Castleford host bottom of the table Widnes in what looks a very big task for Dennis Betts’s men.

The real surprise package of the season Salford Red Devils, in second place, take on coach-less Catalans Dragons – who axed Laurent Frayssinous following their disappointing performance at Magic Weekend.

Third place Hull are looking to bounce back from their shock loss to Saints as they host second from bottom Leigh.

Leeds are looking to keep up the pressure on the top-three as they take on Warrington – who were buoyed by their efforts at Magic Weekend.

Fifth-placed Wakefield Trinity entertain Huddersfield Gaints looking to continue their excellent campaign.

See below for predictions and insights with exclusive thoughts from title sponsors BetFred…

25 May 2017 20:00 St Helens v Wigan

Match Odds: St Helens 4/6 Draw 20/1 Wigan 5/4
TGT says: Saints by 8
BetFred says: Not so long ago this would be THE  game of the round but now inconsistent Saints and injury-plagued Wigan  are both mid-table…draw

26 May 2017 20:00 Wakefield v Huddersfield

Match Odds: Wakefield 1/2 Draw 25/1 Huddersfield 13/8
TGT says: Wakefield by 6
BetFred says: Wakefield and Huddersfield will slug it out for sure in a low scoring game with Trinity making home advantage count to win by 2

20:00 Salford v Catalans

Match Odds: Salford 1/4 Draw 25/1 Catalans 3/1
TGT says: Salford by 14
BetFred says: Salford  who are the surprise team of the most unpredictable Betfred Super League seasons in living memory – and nowadays doing their talking on the pitch – are at home and far too strong for struggling Catalans and will win by 10

20:00 Leeds v Warrington

Match Odds: Leeds 4/7 Draw 20/1 Warrington 6/4
TGT says: Leeds by 8
BetFred says: Leeds will probably edge it as they are at home v Warrington who keep flattering to deceive….Rhinos by 4

20:00 Hull v Leigh

Match Odds: Hull 1/14 Draw 40/1 Leigh 7/1
TGT says: Hull by 6
BetFred says: Hull will be looking to bounce back after being on the wrong end of the biggest  Magic weekend shock and at home against lowly Leigh could well win by 25

20:00 Castleford v Widnes

Match Odds: Castleford 1/40 Draw 40/1 Widnes 12/1
TGT says: Castleford by 24
BetFred says: Castleford will blitz bottom club Widnes possibly by as many as 40



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