Warrington marginal favourites to beat Saints

St Helens v Leigh Centurions

The Sky Cameras are at the HJ for Friday night Rugby where St Helens are the visitors.

Both sides have lost key players to the England squad, despite not being picked to play Walmsley and Percival are down under for Saints but Roby and Richards return in what will be the last Saints side picked by Sean Long before Justin Holbrook arrives next week.
Ratchford and Hill are down under for Wire,  and Westerman is out but Crosby and Westwood come back in.

The bookies are finding it hard to split these 2 and Super League sponsors Betfred make Warrington marginal 5/6 favourites to win the game with the visitors 21/20.
Whilst Saints historically have a very good record in Warrington I think the Wolves decent home form, in recent weeks, might just get them over the line.
Wire are unbeaten in 4 home games now and contrast that to Saints who have only won once on their travels all season.
This is a massive game for both as we start to head towards the league split after 23 games and another defeat for Wire in particular could see them soon  run out of games as they look to avoid the dreaded middle 8.
Predicting all the games will be tough this week,  with the international call ups, but in a tight game I just think Warrington can get home by around 6-10 points.
Saints backers can get a 2 point start on the handicap if they shop around, but it’s a home win for me.

Lineham heads 1st try lists at around 8/1 but I’d prefer his opposite winger Matty Russell at  10/1.
Swift looks good value at 10/1 for the Red V.
Anytime try bets last the full 80 minutes and Scarsbrook could land odds of 4/1 by going over the whitewash.

In a tight game, I can see both sides taking the points on offer and the bet of the day could be a penalty 1st scoring play at around 4/1.

Matty Smith has had success against Warrington in the past and he is my pick at 12/1 for man of the match ahead of Roby at the same price.
Hard to call in Primrose and Blue but it is hard to oppose Patton at 8/1 favourite, Atkins is interesting at 25/1 but it’s Patton and Smith for me.

One other game sees 2 heavily depleted sides going head to head as Wigan entertain Salford.
The Warriors have a full side either injured or unavailable and this has seen their price go to as low as 10/11 to win a game they’d probably be about 4/9 for.
It’s worth noting though that Salford have a near full backline out and due to this it could be a game to leave alone.
If pushed I’d just favour Wigan who have coped admirably with a horrendous injury list.
You could get 11/8 for Salford early in the week but 6/5 is the best you can get now.

We’ll have a look at the England game and Catalans v Leeds tomorrow, as always please gamble responsibly.