Keith Senior’s Super League Predictions: Round 29

Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers (Thursday 7.45pm)

After their superb performance against Hull last week, Castleford know a win here guarantees their playoff spot. They couldn’t ask for a much tougher game though and Wigan need the points themselves to guarantee second. This will have the intensity of a playoff match and given their form in these types of games I can’t look past Wigan.

Keith says: Wigan by 4

Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons (Friday 7.45pm)

As part of the four-way relegation scrap, Huddersfield could not have asked for a better game. Catalans are in freefall and have nothing to play for so the Giants should get that all-important win and guarantee safety.

Keith says: Huddersfield by 8

Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves (Friday 7.45pm)

Following the permanent appointment of Richard Agar, Leeds players will want to show their worth ahead of next season despite them having little to play for. Warrington on the other hand could finish as high as second, or as low as fourth. The Wolves needs are greater here and I think they will get the win at Headingley.

Keith says: Warrington by 12

Hull FC vs St Helens (Friday 7.45pm)

It has been a record-breaking season for Saints and their lead at the top is the most dominant I’ve seen. This game could be huge for Hull though if results go their way, the issue is Saints have a week off next week so are not resting players. Justin Holbrook will not let his players drop their level here and I can see them building momentum for the playoffs with a convincing win.

Keith says: Saints by 18

Salford Red Devils vs Hull KR (Friday 7.45pm)

Seven in a row Salford have won now and they could incredibly end this season in second place. For Hull KR the pressure is on again and after buckling under it against London last week, they know a defeat here could result in their second relegation in four years. The Red Devils are playing with confidence and I can’t look past them for another win.

Keith says: Salford by 14

Wakefield Trinity vs London Broncos (Friday 7.45pm)

This is going to be an incredibly tense game. London have given themselves a real fighting chance after their win at Hull KR and a repeat performance here will keep them up. For the dreadful form Wakefield have been in, they have played a lot better over the last three weeks, especially in their last game against another relegation rival in Hull KR. On that occasion Danny Brough really took control of the game and I can see him doing the same here, which should be enough to guide Trinity to safety.

Keith says: Wakefield by 10