Sporting Index have released odds for players to be selected in the 2020 Super League Dream Team.
Although it’s very early days for this market, on first glance there is definitely some value to be had. But you obviously have to tread very carefully at this stage.
St Helens’ prop and Harry Sunderland winner Luke Thompson looks nailed on at 6/4 to make next season’s Dream Team, but he could yet move to the NRL.
Looking elsewhere in the pack and last year’s pick Liam Watts is good value at 11/2, he is rated highly by his fellow pros and will surely make England’s Ashes squad at the end of next year.
Obviously Thompson heads the market here with team-mate Alex Walmsley at 7/2 and new Wigan signing George Burgess at 5/1. Chris Hill looks big at 10/1 and there are several other big names who look good value.
Sonny Bill Williams heads the market for back-rowers at 13/8, followed by Morgan Knowles at 4/1. Hull’s new signing Manu Ma’u is also 4/1 and this guy looks set to take the league by storm and would be my pick here.
As a nation we are blessed with some top hookers and for me the best of them Daryl Clark; he is clear 2/1 favourite to get the no.9 Dream Team shirt. Paul McShane looks big at 7/1 if he can regain his form of 2017 and 2018.
Saints duo Kevin Naiqama and Mark Percival head the centres at 3/1 and 7/2 respectively, with last year’s no.4 Konrad Hurrell at 4/1. Wigan centre Oliver Gildart screams value at 5/1 while Jake Connor looks huge at 16/1.
You do however have to be wary with players like Connor and several others in this market that their odds could be inflated due to playing several positions, so check the rules before you bet.
Into the halves and last years Dream Team pair of Blake Austin and Man of Steel Jackson Hastings head the market for next years at 5/2 and 3/1.
New Warrington signing Gareth Widdop is 4/1 but it’s very rare we get an Aussie in Super League with such a high pedigree as James Maloney, he was the top points scorer in last year’s State of Origin and 8/1 for him may raise a few eyebrows.
Zak Hardaker, winner of the 2015 Man of Steel, heads the full-back Dream Team market at 9/4, with 2019 incumbent Lachlan Coote 7/2. It’s very hard to see past these two but Jack Walker looks well priced at 14/1.
Finally the wingers and whilst Tommy Makinson looks a lock at 9/4, there are some big prices elsewhere. Well-travelled Ash Handley, who was in the 2019 selection, is 7/1 and England International Jermaine McGillvary is 12/1.
Value seekers might look to new Rovers’ signing Shaun Kenny-Dowall here at 20/1 and as mentioned, there is plenty of value in every position if you shop around.
Click here to go to the Sporting Index Dream Team odds page. I would love to know where you think the value lies!
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