Super League Play-off Betting Tips

Super League 2012By Mark Rawlinson

The Super League play-offs continue tonight and tomorrow with the final four teams battling it out for next Saturday’s final at Old Trafford.

Tonight Warrington Wolves host league leaders Huddersfield after selecting the Giants side in last weekend’s club call then tomorrow it’s Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos.

Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants

Warrington booked their place in the play-off semi-finals by defeating Leeds Rhinos 40-20 almost two weeks ago and will be raring to secure a final spot for the second consecutive season.

They lost to the Rhinos and will be eager to make amends for last year’s defeat by getting to Old Trafford again this year.

Tony Smith has only made one change from the qualifying play-off win over the Rhinos with half-back Richie Myler back into the squad, replacing Ben Evans.

The Wolves will be the fresher of the two sides going into the match, having had 12 days re-cooperation since their last game, with the Giants having only one weeks’ rest.

Giants boss Paul Anderson has named an unchanged squad from the one that thrashed Hull FC 76-18 last Thursday.

The Wolves finished only a point behind Huddersfield last season and are in hot form going into the match, having only lost once in the league since May. They have also won all three meeting between the sides this season, twice in the league and the other in the Challenge Cup.

That’s why Warrington head into the game as favourites, with Ladbrokes providing the best odds of 2/5. The best price available for a Huddersfield win is offered by Paddy Power at 9/4.

The game is live from 8pm on Sky Sports 1 this evening.

Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos

Tomorrow evening, Challenge Cup holders Wigan host the Super League play-off defending champions Leeds Rhinos.

Shaun Wane has made two changes to the Warriors side that beat Huddersfield 22-8 in the Qualifying play-offs with Darren Goulding and Sam Powell coming in, in place of Andy Powell and James Greenwood.

Again, Wigan will come into the game fresher than the Rhinos but could rustiness come into the equation with the Warriors not having a game in 15 days?

Brain McDermott’s Leeds are unchanged from last week’s epic preliminary semi-final win over St. Helens, where a late Danny McGuire drop goal edged the Rhinos through as 11-10 winners.

The two sides met each other at this stage last season and Leeds came through by the closest of margins as they won 13-12.

But Wigan head into the match as favourites, with a number of bookies including Ladbrokes, providing odds of 4/6. Bet 365 offer the best price on a Rhinos win at 13/8.

The game is live on Sky Sports 2 tomorrow from 8pm.

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