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Here is who will be Super League’s top 6 this season…according to the bookies.

There is no time in the season quite like the weeks up to it – everything is up in the air and up for discussion. The bookies capitalise on this and offer odds, for example, on what will happen at the end of the season before it has even started!

Because of this, fans only have brief glimpses of what their teams can do in pre-season friendlies and performances from the previous season to go on. Obviously, this happens every year and it can pay very well if someone gets in now rather than later on in the season. Similarly, it can go drastically in the opposite direction depending on events that unfold. 

Even though teams are still adding finishing touches to their game plans and some key players in Super League have yet to make an appearance, here is what the bookies are listing as their top six in Super League for 2021. 

Wigan Warriors – 1/25

The constant jostling for position at the top of the pecking order has been mostly between Wigan and St. Helens for years now so it is no surprise that the bookies are predicting that again. In the last ten years, Wigan have only not been in contention for the top spot for two seasons. In comparison, Saints have only been in contention four times in the same period. Can Wigan do the League Leaders’ Shield double? Probably.

St. Helens – 1/25

To find the current Champions of Super League in joint top position at the bookies is hardly a surprise. They have been one of the top teams in Super League ever since the competition started and always uphold their reputation of being one of the classiest clubs in existence. Whether you pick Saints or Wigan though, your return will be very small but that is not surprising. 

Warrington Wolves- 1/10  

Having only won the League Leaders’ Shield twice in their history, Warrington are being backed by the bookies to put in a big performance this year. Maybe this will change, but for the top six they are a definite. The prestige of Greg Inglis coming into the side and Chris Hill playing some very good rugby now he doesn’t have the weight of the captaincy on his shoulders, will make a difference. Warrington will fly out of the gates like they always do, but they always seem to stumble in the second half of the season. This is something they need to change. But regardless of claiming the top spot, they are a sure bet, as always, to make the top six.

Leeds Rhinos- 1/2 

A team who have started gaining some ground again after their collapse in 2018, the Leeds Rhinos are slowly but surely getting themselves back into contention. If win percentage was not a deciding factor last season to place teams, Leeds would have finished in fourth place which is very respectable given their last few outings, but they finished fifth behind Catalans. Leeds will want to prove the Challenge Cup was not a fluke last season and will be looking at a top four finish. 

Huddersfield Giants- 4/7

Similar to Warrington, Huddersfield have had some very good things coming out of their camp in pre-season. Ian Watson taking the reigns will have surely made people stand up and take notice of the Giants who have many high quality players in their side now. They missed out on the top six last year to Hull FC but rest assured the Giants will go higher this season. Beating Leeds Rhinos in their pre-season friendly will have helped their case too. Expect good things from Huddersfield this season. 

Hull FC- 8/11

Another team like Warrington who storm to the top two of the table at the beginning of the season but then capitulate when it really matters, Hull FC will want to do far better this year and change their reputation. Josh Reynolds is a stellar signing for the black-and-whites and Brett Hodgson is the perfect fit for a club that has had so much potential, but has barely ever capitalised on it. They deserve to be in the top six again this year but it is probable that they will be higher than sixth.   

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