Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC
Leeds kickstarted their campaign with a win in last week’s trip to Wakefield Trinity but now face a sterner test of their mettle.
Hull may have only won twice so far this term but they will be keen to make amends after Sunday’s bitterly disappointing loss at Castleford Tigers.
This is an extremely tough one to call, but back Hull to edge it and heap more misery on former Black and Whites boss Richard Agar, with an away win priced at 3/1 with Betfair.
Predicted score: Hull to win with a +6 on the handicap at 6/4 with Coral.
Wakefield Trinity v Toulouse Olympique
This is a proverbial four-pointer between two sides who remain pointless after four rounds of Super League action.
Thus this match has taken on added significance and, while it would be a slight exaggeration to call it a relegation shoot-out, it would not be too far wide of the mark.
Toulouse showed spirit and quality in losing at home to Wigan by one point last weekend, but Wakefield should have just enough in this one, so back Willie Poching’s men to win at 2/9 with Bet365.
Predicted score: Wakefield to win by between 1-12 points at 21/10 with Betfair.
Salford Red Devils v Hull Kingston Rovers
Hull KR were given a serious pasting at home to defending champions St Helens last week and will be without centre Brad Takairangi after he was stood down until he has been sentenced for drink driving and dangerous driving.
The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges last week and is scheduled to appear before Hull Crown Court at the end of the month.
Salford need a performance themselves after two successive losses and should just edge this one, so back Paul Rowley’s men at 20/21 with Mansion Bet.
Predicted score: Salford to win by between 1-12 points at 2/1 with Betfair.
St Helens v Warrington Wolves
This is one of the biggest games of the season so far and Warrington will be smarting after a shocking display saw them beaten at home by understrength Catalans last week.
Yet Saints are simply unstoppable right now and it would be foolish to back against them on home soil.
Kristian Woolf’s side continue to set the standards and the home win is available at 1/4 with Bet Victor.
Predicted score: St Helens to win with -6 on the handicap at 8/15 with 888 Sport.
Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers
Castleford gave themselves a major confidence boost by getting off the mark last week with a stirring home win over Hull FC.
Yet Huddersfield have made a strong start to the season with three victories from first four fixtures.
Expect Ian Watson’s men to be too strong for the Tigers on home soil, with the home win available at 4/9 with Bet365.
Predicted score: Huddersfield to win by between 1-12 points at 15/8 with Betfair.
Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors
This promises to be an almighty scrap between two sides with genuine title ambitions.
Wigan have spent the past week in France after playing in Toulouse last weekend, and narrowly beating them, as they prepare to face the in-form Dragons.
Steve McNamara’s won at Warrington last week and they are worth backing to end Wigan’s 100% start, with a home win available at 10/11 with Betfred.
Predicted score: Catalans to win by 1-12 points at 2/1 with Betfair.