Keith Senior’s Super League Predictions: Round 9

Hull KR vs Leeds Rhinos (Thursday 7.45pm)

It was a much-improved performance by Hull KR at St Helens and they will fancy turning Leeds over, especially with Danny McGuire and Mitch Garbutt back in the team. The Rhinos finally won by the skin of their teeth against Castleford and that will have been a huge confidence boost. There is no Richie Myler but Tui Lolohea will return and must produce in a huge match for both teams.

Keith says: Leeds by 10

Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors (Friday 7.45pm)

It was another damaging defeat for Cas last week and Paul McShane’s three-match ban is a big blow for Daryl Powell. They were short on numbers already and they host a Wigan side in resurgent mood after back-to-back wins. It’s been another troublesome week off the field for the Warriors but on it, I think it will be three on the bounce for Adrian Lam.

Keith says: Wigan by 14

Wakefield Trinity vs Huddersfield Giants (Friday 7.45pm)

Both these sides got important wins on Sunday, Wakefield at home to Salford and Huddersfield in the capital against London. With home advantage again this week, Chris Chester’s side should grab another win as they start to climb the table. With David Fifita and Pauli Pauli leading from the front, I think Wakefield will be just too strong for the Giants.

Keith says: Wakefield by 8

Warrington Wolves vs London Broncos (Friday 7.45pm)

What can you say about Warrington’s performance at Hull last Friday? It was a master class from Steve Price’s team and in particular Blake Austin. Danny Ward’s Broncos have started to find things a little bit more difficult in recent weeks and despite their impressive start, they could be bottom of the table after this game. Unfortunately it’s hard to see anything other than a comfortable Wire victory.

Keith says: Warrington by 24

Catalans Dragons vs St Helens (Saturday 5pm)

Catalans are a strange team! With the players they have you would expect them to be competitive in every game, but they have suffered two blowout defeats to Salford and Wigan in recent times. St Helens on the other hand are very consistent, well that’s an understatement at the moment, having won every game. I don’t see that changing here and if it’s dry, Saints speed will be too much for the Dragons to handle.

Keith says: St Helens by 18

Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC (Sunday 3pm)

Two teams who blow hot and cold on a weekly basis. Salford have produced some excellent performances this season but have lost their last two now and are starting to struggle. Hull were embarrassed by Warrington last week and Lee Radford will be expecting a response. It’s a flip of the coin this one, but I’ll go with Hull as I think they will be more determined to right the wrongs of last week’s humiliation.

Keith says: Hull by 4

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