Wigan Warriors vs London Broncos (Thursday 7.45pm)
Adrian Lam is starting to get his methods across to the Wigan players but they are far from the finished article. They take on Danny Ward’s London who are without a win in six matches and need squad additions if they are to stay up I feel. Following on from their win against Cas, I expect Wigan to get the job done against the Broncos.
Keith says: Wigan by 14
Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves (Friday 7.45pm)
Daryl Powell is doing it tough at the moment and it doesn’t get any easier this week with the visit of Warrington. After a mini blip that saw them lose to Saints and Salford, the Wolves are back on track and their second half demolition of Huddersfield was men against boys at times. The Jungle isn’t an easy place to go and Cas are desperate for a win, but I don’t think they will get it.
Keith says: Warrington by 18
Huddersfield Giants vs Wakefield Trinity (Friday 7.45pm)
The Giants collapsed at Warrington last week and were taught a lesson in the second half. Wakefield were well beaten at Hull so it’s a big game for both. The absence of Danny Brough and Jacob Miller is very notable for Trinity and Huddersfield will be relieved they don’t have to face their former captain. For that reason I’m tipping the Giants.
Keith says: Huddersfield by 8
Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons (Friday 7.45pm)
Despite heavy defeats to the top two this season, Hull have been quietly going about their business and are up to third now. They have won four of their last five and Albert Kelly looks back to his best. As for Catalans, they were embarrassed by a young Saints team last week and they will be determined to put in a better showing against the Black and Whites. Hull are in good form at the moment though and I think they will edge a close one.
Keith says: Hull FC by 6
Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos (Friday 7.45pm)
A dominant first half won the day for Salford in London on Saturday and they will be looking for a quick start against the Rhinos this week. Leeds have won at the AJ Bell Stadium already this season and will fancy their chances of a repeat, especially having won two of their last three games. They do however need to fix up their defence which Salford could exploit with Jackson Hastings and Rob Lui pulling the strings. However, I fancy Leeds to just get over the line.
Keith says: Leeds by 6
Hull KR vs St Helens (Sunday 3pm)
Saints actually don’t have a great record at Craven Park but they will travel there this Sunday as huge favourites. Tim Sheens knows his side are in trouble at the moment and despite a better second half at Headingley, they still ultimately lost the match and are now just one place from the bottom. Saints keep marching on and their young players really put on a show against Catalans last week. They almost look unbeatable and they will be far too good for the Robins in my opinion.
Keith says: St Helens by 24