London Broncos vs Hull KR (Thursday 7.45pm)
The biggest game of the season so far. Danny Ward’s Broncos continue to defy the odds. In a season where they were predicted to not win a game, they could make it three in a row and lift themselves above both Rovers and Leeds. Hull KR stunned Warrington last week and they will be feeling good going into this too, although there is more pressure on them. It’s going to be a nervy game but the Robins more experienced players will just get them home.
Keith says: Hull KR by 4
Huddersfield Giants vs Wigan Warriors (Friday 7.45pm)
The Giants are in free fall and have struggled since their dominant win against Hull at Magic Weekend. Wigan on the other hand are now eyeing the top five and even though they aren’t playing very well, you always fancy them in the close games. This will be another one where they just get over the line.
Keith says: Wigan by 10
Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers (Friday 7.45pm)
A big game between fifth and sixth and it’s very hard to call. Salford got a crucial win against Wakefield last week while Cas were dominated by Hull in the second half. Two inconsistent unpredictable teams, though I think the added motivation of knowing a win puts them in the top five will see Salford edge this one.
Keith says: Salford by 8
St Helens vs Leeds Rhinos (Friday 7.45pm)
Saints bounced back superbly against Huddersfield last week after their shock defeat in the capital, with defence a big plus in the commanding win. Leeds failed to make field position count against Wigan and following wins for Hull KR and London, they are now under huge pressure. They gave Saints a good game earlier in the season however I don’t see it been as close this time.
Keith says: Saints by 16
Warrington Wolves vs Wakefield Trinity (Friday 7.45pm)
I didn’t think it was the best idea for Steve Price to rest Daryl Clark last weekend and that proved to be the case as they were humbled at Hull KR. Chris Chester says Wakefield are now in a relegation dog fight and I have to agree, though they are one of a number of big teams fighting for survival. Trinity are missing their injured players and they need to be wary of a wounded Wolves side. I can’t look past a comfortable win for the Wire.
Keith says: Warrington by 20
Catalans Dragons vs Hull FC (Saturday 5pm)
The final game of the weekend is between third and fourth. Catalans have been in dreadful form but a win here will incredibly put them third again. Hull have been in fine form and were excellent at Castleford. Lee Radford has really turned it around since Magic Weekend and I fancy them to continue their good run and get their second win in the South of France this season.
Keith says: Hull by 12