This season promises to be the most competitive Super League season yet and the bookies have highlighted that with their odds for the 2019 season.
No fewer than seven teams are priced at 12/1 or less for Grand Final glory at Old Trafford in October, with St Helens and Warrington joint favourites for the title at 3/1.
Saints, who won the League Leaders’ Shield with ease last season, lost to the Wolves in the play-offs and will undoubtedly be challenging at the top of the table again this campaign.
As mentioned, Warrington produced a fine display to beat St Helens and make it to the Grand Final but they were defeated 12-4 by Wigan as they missed out on the title yet again.
Reigning champions Wigan are next in the betting at 4/1 and will be hopeful of defending their crown with new head coach Adrian Lam and star signing Zak Hardaker looking to hit the ground running.
Before the Warriors’ triumph at the Theatre of Dreams, they came through a semi-final against Castleford and the Tigers are 6/1 to win their first Super League title in 2019.
Daryl Powell’s side are short odds at 6/1 with Super League slowly getting as competitive as the NRL, with their premier competition remaining wide open as shown on one of Australia’s leading betting sites
2017 Super League champions Leeds endured a nightmare campaign last time out but having made a number of big name signings; their odds of 8/1 could be tempting for many.
Konrad Hurrell, Tui Lolohea and Trent Merrin all arrive at the Rhinos from the NRL and will add some much-needed fire power to David Furner’s new-look team.
Challenge Cup holders Catalans Dragons and Lee Radford’s Hull FC are next in the betting both at 12/1 and will look to be the dark horses of this year’s competition.
The French side won their first major trophy last year at Wembley and Steve McNamara has done everything in his power to ensure they can add to that with the signings of Sam Tomkins and Matty Smith.
Meanwhile Hull FC will be looking to set the record straight after ending 2018 with a succession of defeats in a season which promised much more in the first half of the year.
Outside the top seven teams, the odds really start to drift out with Huddersfield and Wakefield 33/1, Hull Kingston Rovers 66/1, Salford 100/1 and relegation favourites London Broncos a massive 500/1 following their promotion back to the top flight.