Live on Skysports 1: Sat 13.00: The Super League season gets underway in Cardiff and Wigan are 4/7 () to grab a win.
A repeat of the 2010 Grand Final tops the bill as Super League XVI gets under way at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium this weekend and, as proved to be the case at Old Trafford in autumn, Wigan can get the better of rivals St Helens.
The Warriors are 4/7 favourites to make a winning start to the new campaign and despite the seeming inevitability of a close affair, Michael Maguire’s men scrape past the four-point handicap at odds of 10/11 with Ladbrokes.
The best bet however, is at Partybets, who offer 5/4 for Wigan to get on top in the first half to ensure they lead at both the interval and full-time, a bet given much shorter odds elsewhere.
Warrington are odds-on at 1.5 (1/2) with Betdaq to overcome Huddersfield in what should be another tight encounter and the Wolves, who can expect Joel Monaghan to enjoy an impressive debut, can also cover the six-point handicap given to them by bet365 at even money.
Catalans can cause a few headaches for teams this year and at 10/11 with Ladbrokes to cover a four-point deficit against a Harlequins team set for a tough season. Troubled Wakefield meanwhile, are underdogs against Castleford but it’s not out of the question for coach John Kear to galvanise the Wildcats and aided by an eight-point start (10/11, Totesport) they’re the pick in Saturday’s other match.