Super League gets back to normal this week after magic weekend and 2 clubs that had comfortable wins in Newcastle clash on Thursday Night Rugby as St Helens travel to Castleford.
These 2 only played each other at the Mend a Hose Jungle in the cup 2 weeks ago, with Saints running out comfortable winners, but the Tigers will be buoyed by their best performance of the season in thrashing Champions Leeds at St James Park
Bookies expect this to go the same way as the cup tie making the league leaders 4/7 to claim the 2 points but there was plenty to suggest last weekend that Cas could cause an upset.
You can get 13/8 for a home win and that is decent odds for a Tigers side unbeaten at home in the league.
We have to respect a Saints side though that have only lost twice this season and maybe the value could be in Cas getting a 6 point start on the handicap.
Saints struggled at times against Widnes last week and lost, at Wakefield, on their last trip to West Yorkshire last month.
It should be a high scoring entertaining game of summer Rugby that maybe the hosts can just pinch by 1-5 points.
Friday night Rugby comes from the HJ where Warrington are very short at 1/5 to beat Hull FC.
The black and whites have been decimated by injury and suspension, which is reflected in their odds of 4/1 to win the game, and have even had to pull Kirk Yeamon out of retirement.
Wire were the form team in the competition, with 10 wins in a row, before last week’s reverse at magic and should be too strong for Lee Radford’s side but I think a patched up FC can stay inside the handicap line. You can get the visitors with a 14 point start on the handicap which is big for a side who’ve won 4 of their last 5.
I do expect Wire to run out winners in the end but maybe by only around 6-10 points on a hot summer night.
Leeds go to Catalans live on Saturday, as always please gamble responsibly.