Super League predictions: Oppose Rhinos in Magic Weekend treble
The eyes of the rugby league world will be on Liverpool this weekend as Anfield hosts Magic Weekend for the first time.
This is the 13th staging of Super League's annual event in which all 12 teams are in action over the course of two days.
We have studied the latest rugby league betting odds and have selected our three best Super League predictions for the weekend, which can be backed at almost 13/2 and also qualifies for a 5% bonus thanks to the BetStars acca bonus offer.
Next week we have the annual extravaganza that is the #MagicWeekend and in 2019 it relocates to Liverpool. What a weekend is in store! Tune into Sky Sports Arena from 1.55pm next Saturday to see all the action! pic.twitter.com/c1mqPs78Wv-- Sky Sports RL (@SkySportsRL) May 19, 2019
- Warrington -9.5 pts to beat Wigan 6/5
- London +6.5 pts to beat Leeds 5/6
- St Helens -9.5 pts to beat Castleford 17/20
[All odds correct at time of publication]
If you want to combine all our Super League predictions, the odds are almost 13/2 for a winning treble.
Super League predictions: Magic Weekend
Wigan vs Warrington (Sat, 7pm)
It is just two weeks since these teams met in the Challenge Cup when Warrington ran out 26-24 winners.
Both teams have since been beaten in the league, with second-placed Warrington going down 19-12 at home to Hull and Wigan beaten 33-16 by Catalans at the Nou Camp for their ninth defeat of the campaign.
The way Wigan flopped in front of a big crowd does not bode well for this weekend and although Warrington can be inconsistent, they are ruthless on their day.
The winning margin in 10 of their 11 league wins this season has been at least double figures, including a 25-12 victory over the Warriors in March, so we're backing Warrington to cover 9.5 points on the handicap at 6/5 as the first of our Super League predictions.
Leeds vs London (Sun, 3.30pm)
Both of these teams are in a relegation battle but while that was expected of London at the start of the season, Leeds have under-performed once more having started the campaign as 10/1 in the Super League winner odds.
The Broncos remain bottom of the table but secured their fourth win of the season with a 42-34 victory against Wakefield last week. They were 42-6 up midway through the second half and although Wakefield produced a late rally, Broncos coach Danny Ward felt the first 70 minutes was "as good as we've been all year".
They look to be heading in the right direction while Leeds are in crisis but are odds-on favourites for this one. London can be backed at 37/20 but we'll settle for the Broncos at 5/6 with 6.5 points on the handicap.
St Helens vs Castleford (Sun, 6pm)
St Helens are six points clear at the top of Super League following a last-gasp 32-30 win over Salford last weekend.
James Bentley got the decisive try with just a minute of the game remaining to level the scores and a conversion from Lachlan Coote made it 14 wins from 15 matches for the leaders.
"Those games, they create a feeling that there's something special between two teams that at their best play unbelievable Rugby League" 🙌@CTRLFC & @Saints1890 are the final show on the Sunday at Dacia #MagicWeekend, oh are we excited 😝 pic.twitter.com/w8Qq6GS2t8-- Betfred Super League (@SuperLeague) May 21, 2019
Castleford ended a run of four straight defeats with a 30-8 win at local rivals Leeds but that may say more about the struggling Rhinos.
This is a much tougher test and Saints cruised to a 42-12 win at Castleford in March so are fancied to win by 10 points or more at 17/20 as the last of our Super League predictions for Magic Weekend.
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