Super League Betting Tips

By Mark Rawlinson

Super League 2012This weekend is the final round of regular league fixtures ahead of the play-offs which begin next weekend.

And for those six teams that haven’t made it into the top six, it’ll be the last taste of competitive action until next year.

But for those whose season stretches into the next few weeks, they’ll want to take a winning mentality into the play-offs, not to mention avoiding any late-season injuries.

Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos (Thursday)

Challenge Cup kings Wigan added to their haul in the competition two weeks ago when they won their 19th title beating Hull FC at Wembley but Hull had the last laugh after edging past them last Friday, winning 34-33.

However a large number of the Wembley squad weren’t involved in the Super League encounter and ten players return to the team for this game.

Second-rowers Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Brett Delaney both return for the Rhinos following lengthy injury play-offs whilst Rob Burrow will also be available.

Wigan are third in the Super League table, above Leeds only on points difference and the winners of this match will face a trip to Warrington in the play-offs whilst the losers will face table-toppers Huddersfield Giants.

Wigan are favourites to come out on top in this one, as they did at the Manchester Magic weekend back in May, and Paddy Power offer the best odds of 8/15. Paddy Power also provide the best odds on a Leeds win at 13/8.

The match kicks off at 8pm on Thursday and is live on Sky Sports 1.

Hull FC v St. Helens (Friday)

Hull host St. Helens on Friday night with a point separating the two sides, with the visitors just one point ahead in fifth place.

With both teams in good form, something will have to give. Hull have won all five of their last Super league fixtures, with the Challenge Cup final defeat the only blotch on the page.

Saints meanwhile have won four out of the last five, with Warrington Wolves beating them 29-16 last weekend and they have James Roby back in their squad for the match.

St. Helens go into the game as favourites with the bookies and Ladbokes provide the best odds of 4/6. Paddy Power offer the best odds of 11/8 for a Hull FC win.

The other match on Friday night sees Salford City Reds host Widnes Vikings with both sides having only pride to play for.

Weekend Fixtures

There are four more fixtures over the weekend, with the first of those featuring two more sides that have qualified as Warrington Wolves travel to Catalan Dragons. Kick-off in Perpignan is 5pm on Saturday night.

Then at 5:45, there’s a West Yorkshire derby as Bradford Bulls host League Leaders Shield winners Huddersfield Giants, with that game being shown live on Sky Sports 1.

Then on Sunday, Hull Kingston Rovers host London Broncos at 3pm before Wakefield Trinity Wildcats host cash-strapped Castleford Tigers in a local derby to close both sides’ Super League seasons.

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