Live on BBC2: Sun 15.30: Leeds Rhinos, at 8/13 () as well as Huddersfield and St Helens can all win their Challenge Cup clashes.
Leeds warmed up for their last eight clash against Hull by beating the Black and Whites 20-0 in a Super League contest at Headingley last week but it’s set to be a touch closer as the two renew hostilities at the KC Stadium.
Nevertheless, the Rhinos are 8/13 favourites and with this competition unndoubtedly giving Brian McDermott’s men their best chance of collecting some silverware this year, they should still have the upper hand.
Betfred rate Leeds at 10/11 to cover a four-point start and that should be within their capabilities if they can replicate the level of performance they showed last time out but Hull’s home advantage does add an element of doubt and perhaps the value is in the day’s other two matches.
Huddersfield for example, should be stung into action by their heavy defeat at Bradford last weekend and they’re 10/11 with to overhaul a four-point deficit at Castleford while St Helens are a cracking 10/11 () to beat Hull KR by more than a dozen.
Handicap double on Huddersfield (-4) and St Helens (-12) – 13/5 ()