Keith Senior’s Magic Weekend Predictions

Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons (Saturday 2pm)

I remember three years ago at Magic Weekend when Jacob Miller produced possibly the best drop goal I’ve ever seen to win a classic in Newcastle. I can’t see a repeat though as the Dragons will be buzzing after their win at the Nou Camp and for me they will comfortably win this game.

Keith says: Catalans by 14

Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants (Saturday 4.30pm)

It’s always hard to tell which Hull team is going to show up but the last two weeks they have been top notch. Huddersfield have also been impressive so I’m expecting a high quality game in Liverpool and if pushed I would have to give Lee Radford’s team the edge in this one.

Keith says: Hull by 10

Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves (Saturday 7pm)

These two teams played out a classic in the Challenge Cup just two weeks ago and it showed at the weekend as both looked tired. Wigan were dominated by Catalans at the Nou Camp while Warrington were out-enthused by Hull. I do think Wire are the better team though and they will be the ones to bounce back here.

Keith says: Warrington by 18

Salford Red Devils vs Hull KR (Sunday 1pm)

Another two teams who played each other in the Challenge Cup recently and on that occasion it was Hull KR who prevailed. Salford head coach Ian Watson said after the game that his players were devastated by the defeat so they will have the bit between their teeth here and I’ll back them to get revenge.

Keith says: Salford by 4

Leeds Rhinos vs London Broncos (Sunday 3.30pm)

This is a huge game and London will go into it full of confidence after beating Wakefield on Sunday. They also got the better of Leeds earlier in the season and a win here will lift Danny Ward’s side off the bottom. Leeds look lost, they still don’t have a coach and I can’t see them beating the Broncos.

Keith says: London by 2

St Helens vs Castleford Tigers (Sunday 6pm)

Saints keep winning but they have not been convincing the last two weeks and Castleford will fancy their chances at Anfield. The Tigers put in their best performance of the season so far at Headingley and they will be determined to end their hoodoo against Saints. However Justin Holbrook’s side know how to win and especially against Cas, so I can’t back against them.

Keith says: Saints by 8