Keith Senior’s Super League Predictions: Round 23

Wigan Warriors vs Wakefield Trinity (Thursday 7.45pm)

It was a great week off the pitch at Wigan last week until Friday night, when their rivals St Helens ended their winning run on it. They host a Wakefield team who are very much in the relegation battle now and by the end of the weekend I think they will be in deeper trouble.

Keith says: Wigan by 14

Hull KR vs Huddersfield Giants (Friday 7.45pm)

Rovers were excellent at Headingley, though the loss of Matt Parcell for the rest of the season will hit them hard. This is a massive game in the relegation scrap and Huddersfield themselves have bad injury problems. It’s going to be tense, but I think Danny McGuire will lead KR to victory.

Keith says: Hull KR by 10

Leeds Rhinos vs Hull FC (Sunday 3pm)

Leeds missed out on a big chance to open up breathing space from the bottom against Hull KR and in truth they were outplayed. Hull, as we know, are very up and down and they have a terrible record at Headingley, but that has to end soon and I think it will on Sunday.

Keith says: Hull by 4

London Broncos vs St Helens (Sunday 3pm)

After a great run last month, London have struggled of late but they are far from relegation certainties. They face a Saints side who have already lost in the capital and are set to rest players ahead of their Challenge Cup semi-final. For that reason I’m backing the Broncos.

Keith says: London by 6

Salford Red Devils vs Catalans Dragons (Sunday 3pm)

Salford are a hard team to predict. One week they lose at home to Huddersfield and the next they win away to Warrington. Catalans aren’t much more consistent either, although they have improved these last two weeks. On home soil and in buoyant mood, I’ll go with the Red Devils.

Keith says: Salford by 12

Castleford Tigers vs Warrington Wolves (Sunday 3.30pm)

Daryl Powell will have been delighted with the win at Wakefield but they face a step up in class this Sunday. Warrington were poor at home to Salford and a win at the Jungle is vital for momentum and confidence ahead of their semi-final against Hull. Away win, just.

Keith says: Warrington by 2