Friday night rugby comes from the Jungle where unbeaten Saints try to end Castleford’s unbeaten home record .
The Tigers lost at Warrington 2 weeks ago so will want to avoid a 2nd loss against one of their top 3 rivals . The game against Wire was at the HJ but we all know Cas are a different proposition on home soil .
Whilst Daryl Powells side have won all 3 at home they haven’t been putting sides to the sword and there’s no doubt that Saints are a massive step up on any side that have been to the Jungle in 2019 .
The same though could be said for the visitors who have won at Wakefield , Huddersfield and Salford.
Saints have Roby playing some of the best rugby of his career and Fages who is interesting clubs in the NRL. Add to this the form of the likes of Lomax and I just put Saints ahead of Castleford and on a par with Warrington at this early stage of the season ,
Bookies make Saints slight favourites at around 8/11 , with Castleford around 6/5, and this is a tough game to call where none of the 3 results would be a surprise.
It should be an entertaining affair with plenty of points , if it stays dry , and if pushed would just fancy a Saints side who have now lost only 2 of their last 29 regular season games since the start of last season . These 2 have played out some classics over the last few years and this should be no different .
It should be close but an away win by the minimum 1-5 points is about where I see this ending up.
Eden is a justified 8/1 favourite for the 1st try but Scarsbrook to score anytime at around 11/2 is the best of the value in the tryscorer markets for me .
Finally the man of the match , this game looks all about the battle at dummy Half between Roby , the best player in Super League for me , and McShane. Most of what these sides do comes through these 2 and who comes out on top between the 2 will go along way to deciding who wins the game . Both are available at 5/1 , which works out at 2/1 if you back both.
Plenty of other contenders though , Fages has attracted interest from the NRL and is 12/1 whilst Jake Truman is 10/1 but it’d be Roby and McShane for me .
More live rugby on Saturday as struggling Leeds go to Catalans,as always please gamble responsibly