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Round Four Super League Predictions: Wigan Warriors to hit 50 and reality check for Sam Burgess and Co.

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Round three of the Super League saw just a few surprise results, perhaps most notable being the small margin of victory for Hull FC over the newly-promoted London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos beating last year’s Grand Finalists the Catalans Dragons. Will this week’s Super League predictions offer up any surprises?

This week, there’s another full round of Super League action, with all twelve sides playing and being kicked off by Hull KR who play in the first game of the round for the third time this season when they play host to Warrington Wolves.

Friday sees three games at 8pm, as Castleford play Huddersfield, Leigh play Leeds and two of the league’s in-form teams clash with St Helens hosting Salford.

The weekend’s action is outside of the sport’s traditional heartland and sees the London Broncos
against Wigan whilst Catalans Dragons host Hull FC.

Below are Serious About Rugby League’s Round Four Super League Predictions.

Super League Predictions

Super League Predictions

Hull KR v Warrington Wolves
Until last week’s defeat to Salford, KR looked formidable – a performance to match the league’s highest attendance so far this season saw them comfortable winners in the Hull derby, and their 22-12 victory over Leeds Rhinos, inspired by Jez Litten’s boot, made it look like they were no flash in the pan.

Warrington, in true Warrington style, have had a mixed bag of results this year. They too defeated Hull FC comfortably and eased to victory over Castleford at the weekend, but their loss at the hands of Catalans and their terrible end to the 2023 season makes it harder to back them.

Despite the Wire having plenty of potential as a side, it’s hard to look past Hull KR in this one, if their wingers are firing as we know they can. The sensible shout would be backing them to avenge a Warrington clean sweep in fixtures between these sides last season.
Verdict: Hull KR 24-6 Warrington Wolves

Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants
Craig Lingard’s young Cas side held their own in Round One against Wigan up until the red card, and they have looked good at times giving Salford a real scare in their 26-22 loss. If it wasn’t for a poor start to the game, the Tigers could well have had their first points of 2024 on the board.

The Giants’ Round One was also strong, as they defeated the Leigh Leopards, but it could be argued that the opposition’s poor discipline, especially either side of the break, could have made the difference. Since then, they have been nilled by St Helens and beaten 30-16 by Wigan.

This might be seen as an opportunity for the plucky Castleford side to get their first victory of the season, up against a poor defence. Their first win will come, but perhaps not in this all-Yorkshire clash.
Verdict: Castleford Tigers 12-16 Huddersfield Giants

Leigh Leopards v Leeds Rhinos
It’s been a disappointing campaign in comparison to 2023 for Leigh, who have lost both of their games this season. Losing to St Helens is far from the worst result, but their loss at the hands of the Huddersfield Giants will have stung. They’ll also be worried about the fact that they haven’t converted any of their tries this season.

Leeds look good: they’ve had a tricky start to the season, playing Hull KR, Salford and Catalans, but have managed to come out the right side of some close games. Ash Handley is taking the plaudits, but Rhyse Martin’s almost impeccable kicks this year have proved important, and they could make a difference here as well.

Leigh have been disappointing going forward this year, and although their defence has looked strong at times, they’ll find it hard to keep the Rhinos out.
Verdict: Leigh Leopards 4-12 Leeds Rhinos

St Helens v Salford Red Devils
Saints are on fire: they’re the league’s top scorers and have only conceded eight points across the three games this season. They were unlucky last season to have missed out on a direct run to the semi-finals after finishing behind both Wigan and Catalans on points difference, and certainly aren’t risking having to play catch-up again after a poor start in 2023.

Salford’s win over a strong KR side will have given them a boost ahead of this match, and Marc Sneyd’s form will be crucial up against the league’s best-performing defence.

This will be the Saints’ toughest challenge yet, but one that they should come through. Their professionalism across a number of years often gives them the edge over weaker sides in good form.
Verdict: St Helens 18-8 Salford Red Devils

Catalans Dragons v Hull FC
Catalans have, over the past couple of years, struggled against strong opposition, and we saw this at the weekend when they lost to the Leeds Rhinos. Arthur Mourgue, however, is in great form, and even without Adam Keighran, they look like potential contenders again this year.

Hull FC, on the other hand, look like they’re in for a rough season. A last minute winner against the Broncos was all that saved them from an embarrassing loss on Sunday after they rolled over against KR and Warrington. Their defence looks really poor.

FC need a big performance if they’re to prevent a defeat, and it doesn’t seem at all likely. Catalans always
look strong against the league’s bottom clubs, and unfortunately for Tony Smith’s team, they fit
the bill.
Verdict: Catalans Dragons 30-6 Hull FC

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