We don’t know who will be in it yet , but Super League Sponsors Betfred have priced up who they think will win the Million Pound Game .
The North West based bookmaker make Widnes and Leigh joint favourites at 9/4 to win the winner takes all clash but the Vikings are favourites with other firms , as low as 15/8 in places .
The side that finishes 4th in the Middle 8 hosts the side that finished 5th in the one off clash , the winner booking their place in Super League for 2018 with the loser spending next year in the Championship .
Hull KR suffered last gasp heartbreak in last years Million Pound Game as a dramatic golden point drop goal from Salfords Gareth O’Brien condemned them to 2017 in the Championship , they’re 1st place in this years 2nd tier has given them an extra home game in the 8 and they are next in the betting at 5/2 to win this years MPG and book their place in Super League 2018 .
Next up are the other Championship side who get an extra home game , London Broncos , at 8/1 . The Broncos will know all about the Middle 8 having been in it last year , and it’s worth remembering they did have a notable win at Salford in the competition last year .
Super League Catalans are also 8/1 , but with 4 games in Perpignan they’ll be hoping to get one of the top 3 places that guarantees Super League and skip the stress of the MPG .
The betting is complete with Featherstone at 33/1 and Halifax at 66/1 , despite Fax winning against Hull KR and away at Toulouse to make the middle 8 you feel these 2 will be vying to avoid the wooden spoon , Warrington are also 66/1 to win the Million Pound Game but this is more to do with them being 4/6 favourites to finish top of the Middle 8 after the 7 rounds , surely there’ll be safe by then .
We’ll have a look at the outright Middle 8 betting tomorrow , fun bets only on this as your bet is down if your team isn’t in the Million Pound Game , as always please gamble responsibly .