RUGBY LEAGUE BETTING: Live on Skysports 1 & 2: Sat 17.30 & Sun 19.00: Super League action comes from Leeds v St Helens on Saturday and Sunday, Catalans v Wigan. Compare Super League odds.
Friday, 2 July 2010
Salford v Harlequins
Since putting 50 past Crusaders 4 weeks ago, Quins have retreated back into their shells and find themselves 11/8 outsiders with Bodog in what could be a tight league basement clash. Salford can rely on some home turf grit and carry through their fav tags, 4/5 at Betdaq. Those feeling a little greedy could opt for the Salford -2 points handicap at 10/11 with William Hill.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Leeds v St Helens
Winger Ryan Hall has returned for Leeds but that doesn’t disguise the lengthy injury list for the Yorkshire men. St Helens arrive as 7/5 outsiders (Sportingbet) and will look to exploit some of the uncharacteristic nerves Leeds have displayed at home of late. This rehearsal of the impending Challenge Cup semi final will be close and a handicap of +4 on St Helens at 10/11 (Stan James) is worth considering.
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Bradford v Hull
In yet another tough-to-call encounter in the Super League, Hull cannot play like they did against Catalans or they will be beaten soundly. Betfred put 10/11 about Bradford but they have been losing to lower quality opposition to that of Hull. Hull can succeed at 6/5 with 888sport.
Castleford v Huddersfield
Both teams have been involved in a number of close encounters of late and whilst Huddersfield take the fancy, 1/2 at Bet365, the +6 about Castleford at 10/11 with Ladbrokes catches the eye in what could be very close to a draw.
Catalans v Wigan
Wigan have to view this as an opportunity to maintain or extend their lead at the top of the table and to justify the 4/11 slapped on them by Coral. The handicap of -10 on Wigan makes it too close to call but Wigan can come away with at least the win.
Crusaders v Warrington
Crusaders disappointed badly last week after promising a good performance. Preceeding weeks had seen points on the board but a duck egg against Wakefield will do nothing to inspre confidence. Warrington approach this tie as 1/7 favs with Betfred but an -18 point handicap at 10/11 with Blue Square does not inspire. Probably best left.
Wakefield v Hull KR
Hull KR don’t usually travel well at all but last week’s tie at Huddersfield went some way to overturning that hoodoo and they are 6/5 at Ladbrokes to make that a win away at Wakefield. The home team tend to blow hot and cold, mostly cold, and one would think that the hot spell is over after a 0-41 win at Crusaders last week. Looking at Hull KR’s +2 at 10/11 (Victor Chandler) would seem a bit skinny so perhaps under 47.5 points at 9/10 with 10bet is a great shout.