We predict how the Super League table will finish – Who has the best/worst run-in?

St Helens (1st – 44 points)

Leeds (a)

Castleford (h)

Huddersfield (h)

Hull (a)

Predicted wins: 3/4

End position: 1st

Assessment: Some 14 points clear at the top going into the last four games, St Helens can take it easy. After the Challenge Cup final against Warrington I think Justin Holbrook will want to build momentum going into the playoffs so they will likely win all their games after Wembley.

Warrington Wolves (2nd – 30 points)

Wigan (a)

Salford (a)

Wakefield (h)

Leeds (a)

Predicted wins: 1/4

End position: 4th

Assessment: Warrington are not just in bad form, they also have a growing injury list and Blake Austin’s absence is all too evident. The Wolves have a tough run-in and could go into the playoffs as low as fourth.

Hull FC (3rd – 30 points)

Salford (h)

Huddersfield (h)

Castleford (a)

St Helens (h)

Predicted wins: 3/4

End position: 3nd

Assessment: With Warrington’s current lull, Hull have their sights set on second. The only issue is the team behind them, Wigan, who have a more favourable run-in and a better for and against; so one slip up could be enough to prevent Lee Radford’s side making the top two.

Wigan Warriors (4th – 28 points)

Warrington (h)

Wakefield (a)

Catalans (h)

Castleford (h)

Predicted wins: 4/4

End position: 2nd

Assessment: Wigan have momentum and a win at home to Warrington will see them move joint second with three to play. They have, on paper, the easiest run-in and I think the Warriors will take second spot – a remarkable achievement given their awful start to the season.

Salford (5th – 26 points)

Hull (a)

Warrington (h)

Leeds (a)

Hull KR (h)

Predicted wins: 3/4

End position: 5th

Assessment: It’s a straight shootout for fifth between Salford, Castleford and Catalans. The Red Devils hold that spot at the moment with a superior for and against. Not only that but they have the momentum and I see them deservedly taking that fifth spot outright by the end of the season.

Castleford (6th – 26 points)

Huddersfield (a)

St Helens (a)

Hull FC (h)

Wigan (a)

Predicted wins: 1/4

End position: 7th

Assessment: Daryl Powell knows his side have the trickiest final four games out of the three teams going for fifth. They may well catch Saints with a Challenge Cup final hangover but even then I think the Tigers will fall short of the three wins required to take fifth spot.

Catalans Dragons (7th – 26 points)

London (h)

Hull KR (h)

Wigan (a)

Huddersfield (a)

Predicted wins: 2/4

End position: 6th

Assessment: The Dragons have to win their next two home games against London and Hull KR, going to Wigan will be tough and that will leave them going to Huddersfield on the final game needing a big win. The Giants could need to win that to survive though so Steve McNamara’s side won’t make the playoffs for me.

Leeds (8th – 20 points)

St Helens (h)

London (a)

Salford (h)

Warrington (h)

Predicted wins: 2/4

End position: 8th

Assessment: Leeds are safe now and have some tasty fixtures to finish the season. They have momentum and despite having nothing to play for, I think Richard Agar will ensure performance levels don’t drop and they pick up a few more wins.

Wakefield (9th – 18 points)

Hull KR (a)

Wigan (h)

Warrington (a)

London (h)

Predicted wins: 1/4

End position: 10th

Assessment: Chris Chester’s side are in freefall and they have a huge game against Hull KR this weekend. I hate to say it Wakefield fans but it may well come down to that final day showdown against London and the fact it’s at Belle Vue could be the reason Trinity survive.

Huddersfield (10th – 18 points)

Castleford (h)

Hull (a)

St Helens (a)

Catalans (h)

Predicted wins: 1/4

End position: 11th

Assessment: Huddersfield will be targeting the two home games they have left to guarantee safety, knowing victory in one of them should be enough. It’s very hard to see them picking up anything away from the John Smith’s stadium so the Catalans game on the final day could be must win.

Hull KR (11th – 18 points)

Wakefield (h)

Catalans (a)

London (h)

Salford (a)

Predicted wins: 2/4

End position: 9th

Assessment: Rovers have the best run-in out of the bottom four and the two games at Craven Park against Wakefield and London are huge. You have to fancy Tony Smith’s side to win them and avoid a repeat of their relegation heartbreak against Salford on the final day!

London (12th – 16 points)

Catalans (a)

Leeds (h)

Hull KR (a)

Wakefield (a)

Predicted wins: 1/4

End position: 12th

Assessment: I think Danny Ward’s men will win one of their next two, the only downside is their final two against Hull KR and Wakefield are away. I think that final game of the season at Belle Vue will be the decider and I see the Broncos just falling short of the great escape.

Final predicted table:

1. St Helens – 50pts

2. Wigan – 36pts

3. Hull FC – 36pts

4. Warrington – 32pts

5. Salford – 32pts

6. Catalans – 30pts

7. Castleford – 28pts

8. Leeds – 24pts

9. Hull KR – 22pts

10. Wakefield – 20pts

11. Huddersfield – 20pts

12. London – 18pts