All but one of the 14 Super League teams made it safely through to the fifth round of the Challenge Cup and handed a home tie against Championship One outfit Swinton, defending champions Warrington are Betfred’s 3/1 favourites to go on and lift the trophy again.
Wigan follow closely in the betting, despite being handed a far trickier looking assignment at top flight counterparts Bradford, Sportingbet rating the Warriors at 10/3 to negotiate the Odsal clash before ultimately winning the competition while rivals St Helens are next at 9/2 () after being paired with lower league opposition in the shape of Featherstone.
In the only all-Super League clash of the fourth round, Leeds saw off stubborn Crusaders at Headingley and the Rhinos, who meet Harlequins at home in round five, are 11/2 with Bwin to go one better than last season, when they were beaten finalists.
Facing a home test against 2007 runners-up Catalans Dragons, Huddersfield still look like the value pick at a generous 10/1 with Coral. Totesport meanwhile, rate Hull FC at 20/1 for Challenge Cup glory, ahead of their trip to Championship side Widnes, neighbours Hull KR are 35/1 with Paddy Power to emerge victorious at Wembley – though they have to get past Salford in the fifth round, and bet365 post 28/1 against the aforementioned Dragons, but they could come unstuck at the Galpharm Stadium on Sunday.
Huddersfield each-way to win the Challenge Cup – 10/1 (Coral)