Salford Red Devils vs Warrington Wolves (Thursday 7.45pm)
It’s only five days since their Wembley heroics but Warrington are already back in action and it’s a crunch clash. Salford have been in great form and they will go level with the Wolves if they can win this. Without Chris Hill, Mike Cooper, Toby King and Declan Patton, as well as Blake Austin, I think Salford have to and will win this game.
Keith says: Salford by 4
Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants (Friday 7.45pm)
Two teams who need a win for very different reasons. Huddersfield are in real trouble and will be hopeful they can repeat their Magic Weekend thrashing of the Black and Whites. If Hull are to win their first Grand Final then they need to hit form and it has to start with victory over the beleaguered Giants.
Keith says: Hull FC by 10
St Helens vs Castleford Tigers (Friday 7.45pm)
Saints have to pick themselves up and go again after their Wembley defeat. They didn’t turn up in the capital and now they face a well rested and re-energised Castleford team. But I think they can be thankful this Tigers team isn’t up to the level of previous seasons so I fancy Saints to get back on the winning trail.
Keith says: Saints by 8
Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR (Saturday 5pm)
It was a much-needed break for both these teams who were struggling prior to the week off for the cup final. Catalans home form has really let them down against the lower teams this season. I see no reason why Hull KR can’t repeat the feat of London and pick up two crucial points in Perpignan.
Keith says: Hull KR by 1
London Broncos vs Leeds Rhinos (Sunday 3pm)
Just when you thought Leeds were out of trouble their defeat to Saints two weeks ago was followed up by London shocking Catalans to go within two points of the Rhinos. Level with both Hull KR and Huddersfield, the Broncos will go all out here but Leeds were in good form prior to the Saints game so I think the visitors will come home strongly in this one.
Keith says: Leeds by 18
Wakefield Trinity vs Wigan Warriors (Sunday 3pm)
Victory at Craven Park in their last outing will have had Wakefield fans breathing a huge sigh of relief. From how the table looked earlier in the season, these two teams have swapped positions completely with Wigan now one of the Grand Final favourites. They have a poor record at Belle Vue but Wigan will win this game with something to spare.
Keith says: Wigan by 24