Super League Predictions: Potential for more misery at St Helens and crucial game at Belle Vue

After eight clubs enjoyed the week off last week with the Challenge Cup semi-finals taking place, we’re back to Super League once again with a huge match-up coming between Leeds Rhinos and St Helens before the Battle of the Borough as Wigan Warriors face Leigh Leopards.

It’s another crucial round as the race for the playoffs heats up, who will come out on top?

Here’s our predictions:

Huddersfield Giants 16-20 Hull FC
The Giants have found some form in the past couple of games with wins over league leaders Catalans and league dwindlers Wakefield snapping their four game losing streak. Meanwhile Hull FC have been finding their form and a playoff push is on the cards, so Tony Smith’s men could just edge this.

St Helens 12-22 Leeds Rhinos
It was a crushing weekend for St Helens with the narrow semi-final loss and now confirmation that they’ve picked up two season-ending injuries and a further two could miss this week. You can never write off the Saints, especially when they’re reeling coming off a loss, but Leeds had won three on the spin before their brutal golden point loss to Hull KR and Rohan Smith’s men could nick this.

Hull KR 24-10 Castleford Tigers
The earlier fixture between these two sides was a close affair at the Jungle in the wet but with Rovers picking up some form, albeit carrying injuries, should have enough to condemn Castleford to a fifth loss in six.

Wigan Warriors 24-20 Leigh Leopard 
Two sides who played at the weekend meet on Saturday with one semi-final loser hosting a semi-final winner. Leigh will be without hooker Edwin Ipape who is banned and that will cause huge issues for them, so much so that Matt Peet’s men could get the win.

Catalans Dragons 32-18 Salford Red Devils 
Top of the table Catalans host Salford who have just been edged out of the playoff places on points difference. The reverse fixture saw Salford edge out Catalans 16-14 but with the impressive form of the French side, eight wins in ten, then a repeat result isn’t likely.

Wakefield Trinity 17-16 Warrington Wolves 
Sunday’s clash at Belle Vue is a huge one with repercussions across the whole table. A loss could see Warrington slip out of the playoffs having been top of the table earlier in the year, whilst a win for Wakefield could be the catalyst for their great escape. The fitness of George Williams is a huge question mark but the Trinity faithful could see Mark Applegarth’s men through this huge test.