Well Sky have ditched the Super 8 this week in favour of 3 games in the middle 8 and with all the excitement being with the battle for super league survival you can’t blame them .
Friday night rugby comes from Headingley where only a freak result could put Leeds in danger of dropping out of the top 3 .
The top 3 Championship sides have done well so far and all have a win over a super league side , but away wins are very rare and Leeds are yet to lose to a Championship side .
I have a feeling that super league class will tell this week when it matters most and I think Leeds can cover the 12 point handicap against Paul Rowley’s side . It’s been a disastrous campaign for the reigning champions and a lot of rebuilding needs doing for 2019 but I think they’ll finally put on a show for their fans and the Wolfpack may have to wait till the million pound game to book their place in Super League .
It’s 2/9 for a home win and that is justified , I think Leeds can win this by around 16-20 points .
You can get around 3/1 for an away win but it’s the Rhinos for me .
A 3rd game on Saturday sees London take on Halifax , whilst I fully expect the Broncos to win this comfortably you have to say odds of 7/1 are far too big for Fax . A big points win could give London a home tie in the MPG and they may get it but Halifax , who give the Rhinos a scare last week can surely stay inside a 20 point handicap . They may have nothing to play for but will surely want to avoid the nil points .
A home win by around 11-15 points is about where I see this but 7/1 is way too big for Halifax .
Big week next week with the Super League semi finals and the MPG , as always please gamble responsibly.