Centurions favourites for vital Middle 8 clash

Leigh Centurions v Widnes Vikings

Hull KR travel to Leigh live on Sky Saturday afternoon for a crucial middle 8 clash.

Both these sides will be looking for a top 3 spot and an automatic place in Super League next season but you get the feeling that defeat here would consign the losing side to the million pound game, something Rovers in particular will be looking to avoid after what happened last year.

Both sides won last week albeit in differing circumstances, Leigh had a comfortable win at Featherstone whist the Robins just managed to hold off Halifax.

Leigh pulled off a shock to win at Rovers in the middle 8 last year and the Robins will be looking for revenge.
The bookies give KR an 8 point start on the handicap and in what could be a close entertaining game they may be able to stay inside that. They struggled with the pressure on against Fax last week but the pressure is all on Leigh this time and whilst the experience in the Centurions ranks may just see them home you have to think the value lies with the Robins getting an 8 point start on the handicap.
London showed last week there’s not a massive gap between the top of the Championship and bottom of Super League, the Broncos and Rovers are a step above the rest of their division,  and the East Hull outfit should provide further evidence today.
Leigh are very short at around 3/10 for a home win with the visitors around the 11/4 mark.

In the days other game Catalans get a 12 point start for their trip to Warrington.
The Dragons are in poor form and only just managed to beat London last week, whilst the Wolves are just starting to put a few wins together.
A win here for Wire would put them close to safety with the 3 Championship sides still to play,  they are very short at 2/9 to win the game but I can’t see anything other than a comfortable home win, certainly 3/1 for the visitors holds no appeal for me.

Castleford could tie up the league leaders shield next week, as always please gamble responsibly.