Super League big guns eager to pressure early leaders

There are some eye-catching fixtures scheduled to take place in Super League during May, with the top teams all involved in potentially blockbusting matches.

The early part of the season has been dominated by St Helens and Warrington Wolves, with the pair setting a hot pace at the top of the table.

However, there will be plenty of teams eager to put them under pressure as the campaign progresses. Read on as we look at four of the top fixtures set to take place in May.

Castleford v Warrington – May 3

Castleford made a flying start to the new season, but back-to-back defeats at the end of March halted their progress.

Warrington’s impressive form during the early part of the campaign saw their BetEasy online odds slashed to win the Grand Final and they will be eager to keep rolling against the Tigers.

Wolves recorded an 18-6 victory in a rain-sodden encounter at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle last season, but the home side can come out on top this time around.

Leeds v Castleford – May 16

After suffering the embarrassment of finishing in the bottom four last season, Leeds have started poorly again this term.

However, they will take plenty of heart from their victory over the Tigers earlier in the season and will be keen to repeat the trick at Headingley.

Despite that defeat, Castleford have dominated recent meetings with Leeds and are fancied to pick up two points from this one.

St Helens v Salford – May 17

Saints have looked like a team on a mission this season, sweeping all before them in their opening eight matches.

Justin Holbrook’s side generally come flying out of the blocks and they should prove too strong for a Salford team who struggle for consistency.

St Helens romped to a 26-4 victory at Salford earlier in the season and another comfortable winning margin should be on the cards here.

Wigan v Warrington – May 25

The Warriors won the Grand Final in 2018, but they have failed to hit the same heights at the start of the new campaign.

However, victories over Salford and Catalans Dragons towards the end of March were an indication that they are rediscovering their best form.

Wolves ran out 25-12 winners against Wigan at the Halliwell Jones Stadium earlier in the season, but the Warriors will fancy their chances of gaining their revenge in their next meeting.